Win tickets to cycling's
coolest consumer show
FANTASTIC news for all our readers...
Here at Southport Reporter we have teamed up with:- 'SPIN – The Cycling
Festival' to offer 5 lucky readers a pair of tickets for their urban
cycling event that is coming to Manchester for the 1st time in May 2016.
SPIN is the go to event for cycling enthusiasts, and will take place from 6 May
to 8 May 2016, at the Victoria Warehouse.
Showcasing more than 100 of the most forward thinking cycling brands, the show
celebrates cycling, fashion, design, innovation and culture. Expect an
alternative selection of some of the world's best British and international bike
brands such as Cinelli, Brompton, Boardman alongside newer independent companies
such as Shand, Pure Fix & Hiplok. Heritage from East Lancashire based Carradice
bags meets innovation with the latest cycling fashion from MEAME.
SPIN brings together every aspect of the cycling world, from test
tracks and frame building to art installations and bike film premieres, giving
visitors the chance to explore and experience cycling in one dedicated space.
With DJs, live music and a café zone with street food, coffee and craft beer pop
ups, the event has an energy and atmosphere that aims to break the mould for a
cycling show, creating a fun, entertaining and educational experience for all
Follow the SPIN – The Cycling Festival on Twitter:- @SPIN2016.
Tickets are priced at £13 for an adult and £6 for a teen (12 to 17 years).
Children under 12 are admitted for free.
Adult weekend tickets are just £21!
The Victoria Warehouse is next to Manchester United Football Ground and close to
MediaCityUK. It is well served by the tram network and has 2,000 available
parking spaces nearby.
For more information or to book visit:-
or call:- 0871 297 0202.
To win please answer the following question:-
Where is SPIN – The Cycling Festival being held in Manchester?
a) National Cycling Centre
b) Victoria Warehouse
c) Manchester Central
Please send your email with your answer, with subject (title) of the email set
as:- "Spin Manchester" to:-
News24@SouthportReporter.com; along with your FULL NAME,
contact PHONE number and your FULL address by 00:01 GMT, on 25
April 2016. Please note that contact information will be used by
representatives from Spin Manchester to contact you, should you win. Terms
and conditions apply:- The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for
monetary value. Judges decision is final. All usual competition terms and
conditions apply, please see out
T&C page for full information.
How deep is your love?
Fundraising mother dives to great depths!
Photographs by Special Momentz
A mother from Salford has taken the
plunge at SEA LIFE Manchester, as part of a campaign to get Gary Barlow to sing
at her son's tenth birthday, an event he wasn't expected to reach. Joanne Coombes, aged 27, began campaigning earlier this year when Gary Barlow announced
his intention to sing at someone's milestone birthday, encouraging fans to
persuade him over social media why their birthday is the best. It didn't take
long for Joanne to decide to take the plunge and swim with sharks in a Sea TREK,
all to raise awareness of her determination to get Gary to the party.
Joanne's son, Lleyton Macaulley Coombes was diagnosed with
Niemann-Pick Type C, a rare, neurodegenerative condition shortly after his birth
in 2006. The disease has no cure and Lleyton wasn't expected to live past the
age of 3 but amazingly, he defeated the odds and will reach his 10th Birthday,
on 17 December 2016, a milestone his family never thought possible until now.
The campaign titled:- 'Sing For Lleyton' has been gathering momentum with family,
friends and local supporters all coming together to capture Gary Barlow's
attention. Things are looking positive as Gary personally replied on Twitter
Joanne said:- "I'm doing everything in my power to ensure
Lleyton has the most magical birthday party. I hope diving to the bottom of the
tank at SEA LIFE will help raise awareness for my son and others with Niemann
Pick disease, if anyone has any other suggestions I'm willing to give them a go!
Lleyton really enjoys dancing and listening to music, he adores Gary Barlow and
Robbie Williams too!"
James Thomas, General Manager at SEA LIFE Manchester said:- "This campaign
is close to many of our hearts here and it means a lot to be able to show our
support for Lleyton and his family."
SEA LIFE Manchester is home to an incredible array of sea creatures from all
over the planet, including the new Octopus Hideout exhibition, family favourite
Ernie, the Giant Green Sea Turtle, captivating seahorses, colourful clownfish,
rays and more! To join the campaign use the hashtag #SingForLleyton or to
donate to the Pride of Lleyton appeal can do so