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City stars saddle up to launch Velocity

  • 18 January 2014 18:07
  • Posted by @MCFC

Back for its second year, City in the Community will host the annual cycling fundraising event, Velocity, on 22 March 2014 .

City in the Community will be taking over the Manchester velodrome for 24 hours only and  are inviting teams to test their stamina, nerve and endurance on the same track used regularly by Olympians such as Laura Trott and Ed Clancy.  Teams of five will ride a continuous hour and compete against two other teams with money raised going directly into supporting City in the Community and our chosen charities.

Patrick Vieira

Officially launched at the Cardiff match on Saturday, City’s Jack Rodwell and Richard Wright, former player Shaun Goater, along with Paralympic champion David Roberts were on hand to get on their bikes and lend their support.

Jack Rodwell said: ‘Velocity is going to be epic. 

"What better excuse do you need to try something new and raise money for our Club’s foundation, City in the Community."

...Jack Rodwell...

"They’re making a real difference in and around Manchester and by getting involved today, your sponsorship money will go directly into supporting its programmes and initiatives.’

11-time Paralympic gold medallist David Roberts, commented: ‘I’m thrilled to be lending my support to such a unique fundraising event, and now that registration is open, we’re going to enter a team of Paralympic swimmers.  If you’ve never been on the velodrome before and feel a bit daunted, then don’t. I’m used to throwing myself into the deep-end and rising to any challenge, so get involved today and let’s help raise lots of money for a worthy cause. See you there.’

Last year, fans and supporters clubs, local businesses and cycling clubs joined Patrick Vieira, Paul Lake and Alistair Campbell by pushing themselves all in the name of a good cause.

Registration is now open so if you fancy entering your own team pursuit in the name of a good cause, visit

CITY v WATFORD: With great family prices for the FA Cup 4th round tie with Watford on 25 January (3pm kick-off), the Blues are expecting another bumper gate for the visit of the Hornets.

Last season, almost 47,000 packed the Etihad Stadium for the FA Cup third round tie with Watford and with kids prices starting at just £1 and adult prices starting at just £15, demand is likely to be high as the Blues look to progress to the last 16 of a competition that has seen City feature in two Wembley finals in the past three seasons. 

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