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Party to mark the first year of Bradford bridge
11:00am Saturday 31st August 2013 in News
Bradford residents are invited to enjoy an afternoon of family-friendly fun tomorrow to celebrate the first birthday of the Big Red Bridge across Manchester Road.
The event is part of Pedal On UK, a series of free community celebrations organised by charity Sustrans and backed by the Big Lottery Fund’s Keeping the Spirit of 2012 Alive campaign.
At the event there will be lots to do including face painting, food stalls and Rollapaluza roller racing.
Pedal On UK events are taking place across the country to mark the success of new walking and cycling networks.
Taking place at the Newby Primary School, the event falls on the anniversary of the new bridge which crosses the busy Manchester Road, providing children with a safe walking and cycling route from the park gate to the school gate.
Dave Stevens, event co-ordinator at Sustrans said: “We are proud to be bringing Pedal On UK to Bradford this summer. There are many hundreds of miles of safe cycling and walking routes on our doorsteps, so we hope this event will encourage people to explore them.”
Councillor Val Slater, Bradford Council’s executive member for housing and planning said: “We are very proud of the Big Red Bridge, which is not only a wonderful asset to the local community but is a distinctive gateway to Bradford for anyone travelling on Manchester Road.”