Last updated 11 February 2022
Save the date! Run, Bike or Zumba at StockSport 2022
Stockport Council and partners invite you to celebrate the power of moving and sport in their biggest event yet, StockSport 2022, Sunday June 26, from 9am.
Following on from last year’s Stockport Enduro, Cycling Festival and 5K running race the town centre will once again come alive with road racing and fun activities for all the family. This year’s event has built on the success of the Enduro and has transformed into an even greater activity based event.
Organised by local veteran Event Management company Crazy Legs Events and first out of the starting blocks will be The Running Festival. Choose from a first mile, 5k or 10k running race, starting and finishing in the vibrant St Peters Square. This event will suit runners of all abilities and you will be spurred on by local musicians and the buzz of supporters around a course that extends to Vernon Park and beyond. Come with a team from work, for a new PB or your first timed race and leave with a sense of achievement, a medal and an atmosphere to remember.
Cycling enthusiasts can look forward to races for all categories throughout the day with prizes for each. There will be a come and try it race for those who just want to have a go round the circuit and get a taste of what it’s like to race. A spectacular British Cycling town centre Criterium race, a first for Greater Manchester in a century will be an exciting finale. A must for spectators and competitors alike, top level cyclists will take on the challenging figure of eight circuit through the town centre.
There will be many more free cycling activities available with BMX stunt displays from Fusion Extreme, dedicated children’s circuits, and various bikes to try out, such as e-bikes and adapted bikes.
The event village is back and is more animated than ever. Partners Trek Wilmslow giving away goodies galore, Life Leisure with spin challenges, ABL and their Smoothie Bike as well as a children’s Town Centre trail, with fun things to spot and facts to find in the town centre. New for this year, StockSport will host a space to try a wide range of fun and family friendly fitness classes from local providers for free. All who take part will be entered into a prize draw to win a special prize.
Councillor Elise Wilson, Leader of Stockport Council said: “This event is about much more than health and fitness. It is about all ages coming together as a community. Making friends. Having a laugh. Feeling part of a town that shares your ambition for it to be a world class place in which to spend time and have fun. So I hope as many people as possible attend and showcase what Stockport really is all about: it’s fantastic community.”
Ted Gordon, Manager of Trek Bicycle Store Wilmslow and sponsor of the Criterium races said: “At Trek, our main goal is to get more people riding bikes. We are excited to be part of this fantastic event in Stockport which will grow the cycling community. Town Centre races are always full of excitement and we can't wait to be involved and help create the best experience possible.”
In the run up to the event, on the Saturday June 25, Cheshire Cycling Clubs friendly and knowledgeable volunteers will be hosting led-bike rides on a scenic ride from the town centre out into the rural areas of the borough. The Club will host a variety of different rides of varying distance to suit all abilities, with the aim of encouraging as many people as possible to get on their bikes.
Events on the Sunday:
Running Festival: 9am to 11am
Event village: 11am to 4pm
The Criterion cycle races: 4pm to 10pm
View the video here https://youtu.be/0bQ5GfaCPYY
For more information about what is happening on the day visit the StockSport website.