An image showing bikes incorporating the planets of the solar system

Cycle the solar system

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2016. 

Join artist Nick Sayers and astronomer Megan Argo for a three-mile cycle ride along the Fallowfield Loop, exploring our solar system at a scale of 1:1,000,000,000 (one to a billion). See the very different sizes and environments of the Sun, eight planets and asteroid belt as you get more familiar with our neighbourhood in space.

Please dress for all weathers.

If you don’t have a bike, discounted hire is available. Please see ‘Bike hire’ for more information.

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St Werburgh’s Road Metrolink stop, St Werburgh’s Road, Chorlton, M21 0NX

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Booking required

£8 (individuals), £25 families (2 adults, 2 children)

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Age restrictions

Adults and families 11+


Bike hire

Discounted bike hire is available from:

Velo Times/Bike Barn: 0161 258 8434

Manchester Bike Hire: 0161 769 5050

Brompton Bike Hire: 020 3474 0700

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