Visitors generating electricity by pedalling bicycles.

Electricycle Avenue

This is a past event from Manchester Science Festival 2018.

Ever wondered how much energy it takes to make just one cup of tea? Do you fancy going head-to-head with gold medal Olympian cyclists, Dani King, and Paralympian, Dame Sarah Storey, to find out? Come and unleash your inner scientist and help us illuminate the science of energy and electricity as you become immersed in storytelling, history and experiments.

Brought to you by Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), Electricycle Avenue will bring over 30 energy-generating bikes to Manchester’s award winning retail and leisure ‘Pop up of the Year’, Hatch, where you, the public, can hop on and help create a human powered power station. The energy generated will power up the bar, pump up the music and create spectacular light On top of this, there will roaming experimental scientists, science shows, quizzes, live music, prizes and more.

Family event

From 11am – 3pm, Electricycle Avenue will be the perfect event for families and children, with live music, treasure hunts, art and crafts and more. There will be mad science shows at 11am and 12pm with plenty of bangs and whooshes, as well as the chance to challenge Olympic cyclist, Dani King, on the bikes at 11.30am in an energy awareness challenge. At 1pm, Dr. Emily Grossman will be hosting a fun quiz all about weird and wonderful science facts in what promises to be an exciting session. On the main stage we’ll have music from XmenBTeam 12pm – 1pm, Easy Feet 1pm- 2pm and the String Beans Party Band 2pm – 3pm.

Adult event (18+)

From 5pm, as it starts to get darker you’ll be bringing the event to life by making it brighter. Use your pedal power to power up the bar and pump up the music, with street performer scientists, live music, DJs and more. From 5.30pm – 7pm you can challenge Paralympic cyclist, Dame Sarah Storey, on the bikes and help generate a spectacular light show underneath Mancunian Way for the grand finale! Dr Emily Grossman will be holding her weird and wonderful science facts quiz for adults at 7pm and we’ll have music on the main stage from FLEX 5pm – 6pm, Buffalo Brothers 6pm – 7pm, Jenna & the Gs 7pm – 8pm, Gillian Edgar Band 8pm – 9pm and headlining the show will be Kog & the Kongo Brigade at 9pm!

This is an event you won’t want to miss! Come and help us explore the science and future of electricity, energy and pedal power!

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Dates

Thursday 25 October 2018,
11am – 3pm (families 5+),
5pm – 10pm (adults 18+)

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Venues

Manchester Technology Centre, Oxford Road, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M1 7ED

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Hatch, Oxford Road, Manchester, M1 7ED

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Booking required

Age guidance

Adults and families 5+

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