Run, Cycle or Zumba at StockSport 2022 - a free day out for the family

9 May 2022 03:55
Published by: Scott Callan

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 to 10pm.

The town centre will come alive with road racing and fun activities for all the family. First out of the starting blocks will be The Running Festival where there really is something for everyone. Choose from My First Mile, a 5k or 10k running race, starting, and finishing in the event village in St Peter's Square. Runners who will be spurred on by local musicians and supporters around a course that extends to Vernon Park and beyond.

Cycling enthusiasts can look forward to races for all categories throughout the day with prizes for each: 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. Top level cyclists will take on the challenging figure of eight circuit through Stockport town centre.

There will be free cycling activities available with BMX stunt displays, dedicated children's circuits, and various bikes to try out, such as e-bikes and adapted bikes.

The event village is back and more animated than ever. Event partners Trek Wilmslow are giving away goodies galore; Life Leisure will be putting legs under pressure with spin challenges; look out for ABL and their Smoothie Bike; follow the 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 form local providers for free. All who take part will be entered into a prize draw to win a special prize.

In the run up to the event, on the Saturday June 25, Cheshire Cycling Club's friendly and knowledgeable volunteers will be hosting bike-led rides on a scenic route from the town centre out into the rural areas of the borough. The Club will also host a variety of different rides and distances to suit all abilities, encouraging as many people as possible to get on their bikes.

The Running Festival: 9am - 11am; Event village: 11am - 4pm; The Criterion cycle races: 4pm - 10pm

For more information about what is happening on the day visit

To book your place on the run

You may be interested in