Night riders

The start of the British Heart Foundation's Manchester to Blackpool Night Bike Ride and (below) Lisa Miller, the first woman to arrive at the finish. Pictures by: markwaugh.Net
The start of the British Heart Foundation's Manchester to Blackpool Night Bike Ride and (below) Lisa Miller, the first woman to arrive at the finish. Pictures by: markwaugh.Net
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ANYONE out for an early morning stroll on Blackpool Promenade on Sunday got a shock – namely 1,000 cyclists riding towards them.

The second annual Manchester to Blackpool bike ride took place to raise money for British Heart Foundation.

Teacher Lisa Miller aged 31 from Didsbury Manchester, she was the first lady to arrive at the finsih line, riding for her Nana.   Picture by: markwaugh.Net

Teacher Lisa Miller aged 31 from Didsbury Manchester, she was the first lady to arrive at the finsih line, riding for her Nana. Picture by: markwaugh.Net

It started at midnight at Saturday at the Trafford Centre, with cyclists riding through the night and passing through Wigan, Bolton, Chorley and Preston en route to finishing along the Golden Mile.

Event organiser Ali Rulton said: “It was a fantastic night.

“We are proud of all the cyclists who have swept in over the finish line.

“I would like to thank everyone who took part, everyone who supported our riders and all of our volunteers.

“Without their support, we could not continue our vital work in beating heart disease.”

It is hoped the event, which is supported by Santander, will raise £165,000 to help the BHF in the fight against heart disease.

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