FOOTBALL & SPORTS TOURS
Manchester has two iconic football teams, Manchester United and Manchester City. We can take you to see both clubs’ famous grounds (Old Trafford and the Etihad Stadium). England’s National Football Museum is also in Manchester and is a popular tourist destination,
Manchester is home to the UK’s National Cycling Centre, with its indoor Olympic standard Velodrome, where the GB track cycling team trains. Trial taster sessions can be arranged (with one week's notice).
Manchester is home to Lancashire County Cricket Club, one of the UK’s 18 county cricket grounds. Lancashire Lightning also play at Old Trafford Cricket Ground.
You can go on a general tour, or we can take you to sights that you specifically want to see. Call us now to work out your tour. Phone 0161 769 5050
or send us your enquiry here.
Our Arts Tour takes in impressive cultural and artistic locations, both old and new. Our guide checks each Tour Group’s preferences before setting off.
There are the magnificent John Rylands and Portico libraries and the fully remodelled Central Library. Chetham’s Library is the oldest free public reference library in the the United Kingdom. Manchester Cathedral is magnificent.
The Halle Orchestra plays at the Bridgewater Hall, also a venue for modern bands. The Smiths, New Order and Stone Roses all started here.
The City Art Gallery and the Whitworth have permanent and temporary exhibitions and events, plus excellent cafés. Visit author Elizabeth Gaskell’s house, which is now a Museum. Her novels include Mary Barton, Cranford and North and South.
Manchester was first settled by the Romans who built the fort of Mancunium at Castlefields. Its remains are near the city centre, and incorporated in our tours.
In the early 19th Century, Manchester was the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. The Bridgewater canal was the first industrial man-made waterway, and it supplied Manchester with coal and cotton for the new mechanised manufacturing processes, and to take away the finished products.
The rapidly increasing expansion of Manchester as a industrial city led to the first railway. The Liverpool-Manchester line was faster than the canal and Liverpool Road, the world's first passenger railway station, is in Manchester. It now forms part of Manchester Museum of Science and Industry.
Our tour includes the Manchester Ship Canal, which connected the Port of Manchester with the Irish sea.
On our historical tour, you will ride on canal towpaths and see Manchester’s industrial past for yourself.
On this tour you will see St. Mary's Roman Catholic church, the Hidden Gem. Artist Norman Adams' Fourteen Stations of the Cross paintings are displayed here as well as L.S. Lowry’s painting of St Mary's. We also see Anne's church.
Join us for a leisurely ride alongside the Manchester Ship Canal to Salford Quays.
See Media City, home of the UK television industry, the Imperial War Museum (North), and the Lowry Centre. Ask our Tours Manager to call you to discuss your own idea for a tour.
MANCHESTER BIKE HIRE
Tel: +44 (0) 161 769 5050
200 Chapel Street, Salford, M3 6BY
09:00 - 18:00
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