Sport

Sporting events happening in Macclesfield and the surrounding areas.

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  • Fri
    24
    Apr
    2020
    Adlington Hall, Mill Lane, Adlington, Macclesfield SK10 4LF

    Walking together in memory of lost loved ones

    The East Cheshire Hospice annual memory walk will take place on Friday 24th April at a new location!

    This year this inspirational event will be hosted at the beautiful Adlington Hall. The route will be a little shorter, but you can still walk it as many times as you like, taking in the picturesque grounds of Adlington Hall while you reflect and remember, until the route closes at 9pm.

    Sign up now and start fundraising in memory of your loved ones.

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  • Fri
    08
    May
    2020
    12 noon to 4 pmMacclesfield South Park

    When Friday 8th May was declared a national bank holiday to allow families to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, plans began for a celebration concert in South Park.

    On Friday 8th May 12-4pm, the South Park bandstand will come alive with the sounds of wartime music and performances. Stalls and themed family activities will surround the bandstand. There will be free face painting on offer and the concert is completely free to enjoy.

    The iconic La Petit Frog will be there on the day serving crepes and drinks or you can bring your picnic, pitch up on the grassed area near the bandstand and enjoy the show!

    Macclesfield Academy have very kindly offered the use of their car park for visitors to the event.

    Along with the music event in South Park, The Cheshire Villages Great War Society will be staging a Tribute Exhibition at the Salvation Army Hall, Roe Street, Macclesfield, on Friday 8 and Saturday 9 May to commemorate the Ladies and Gentlemen of Macclesfield who perished in WW2. There will also be limited information of those who fought and returned.

    The hall will be open from 10am until 5pm each day. Admission is free and there will be refreshments available.

    These events are being organised in partnership between Macclesfield Town Council, Macclesfield Royal British Legion, the Cheshire Villages Great War Society and the Macclesfield Veterans Breakfast Club.

    Judy Higginson Secretary of the Macclesfield branch of the Royal British Legion said The branch are honoured to be part of the VE Day Celebrations. On the 8th of May we will be remembering the Men and Women of Macclesfield who didn’t come home. ‘We will remember them’.

  • Sat
    16
    May
    2020

    Macclesfield is gearing up to welcome back The Macclesfield Bikeathon event once again which proved popular in the town for almost 20 years.

    The Bikeathon which is funded by Macclesfield Town Council, returned to the town in 2019 and saw a fantastic 189 riders taking part. This year’s event will take place on Saturday 16th May and will raise money for local charity Just Drop In.

    There will be 3 route options with varying distances including a 12-mile family ride which heads north out of Macclesfield, along the Middlewood Way towards Poynton where the route joins the road and heads south back towards Macclesfield.

    The second ride is a 33-mile route around the beautiful Cheshire Plain with its quiet hedgerow lined lanes. The route heads west from Macclesfield towards Jodrell Bank then North towards the feed station at Great Warford Baptist Church. Then it goes onto Alderley Edge and Mottram St Andrew before returning to Macclesfield town centre.

    For those looking for a more challenging ride, there is a 64 mile route on offer which heads towards Tatton Park, through more country lanes to Byley where the route turns for home, past the refreshment stop and the final push back to Macclesfield to collect finishers goodies.

    The rides will all start and end in Market Place in the town centre. Here there will be lots of family activities and stalls to enjoy.

    The event is being organised by Darren Allgood from Allgood Cycling who said ‘Organising the Bikeathon is such a rewarding experience. We get to work with brilliant local people generating community spirit and promoting health and fitness while raising money for local charity Just Drop In. Get on your bikes for a great cause!

    Helena Gowler, Community Engagement Officer for Macclesfield Town Council which is funding the event commented that ‘Last year, the town council supported the return of the Bikeathon and it was great to see so many people taking part. The Council is delighted to be involved with the event again. This year there is the added bonus of a community event in the town centre which we are really looking forward to. Making physical activity the fun and easy option is important to the town council and the Bikeathon is a perfect fit with this.’

    The Bikeathon will support local charity Just Drop In which provides support to young people in Macclesfield.

    Ann Wright, Chief Executive Officer for Just Drop In commented that ‘This is a fabulous community event which we are terrifically proud to be involved in. It’s great to see so many people coming together to ride and have fun, while raising money to help others in their community. With the growing demand for emotional and mental health support, all the funds raised will go towards providing free counselling support to local young people.’

  • Tue
    16
    Jun
    2020
    Wed
    17
    Jun
    2020
    Clay House Farm, Flittogate Ln, Tabley, Knutsford WA16 0HJ

    The Royal Cheshire Show 2018 has to be one of the best ever – in fact there’s so much going on you’ll be hard pressed to cram everything in during one single day.

    The family-friendly event celebrates the agricultural heritage ingrained within the local community and with exhibitions, mouth-watering demonstrations and exhilarating performances, the Show promises visitors a great day out in the heart of Cheshire’s countryside.

    Paul Hannam – The Quad Bike Stunt Show

    This year, the Delamere Dairy Main Ring will feature quad-bike stuntman, Paul Hannam, from North Devon, who will put on a stellar display of precision riding, multiple roll stunt quad and trick riding.

    Delamere Dairy Main Ring - Royal Cheshire County Show 2019

    Visitors will also be able to experience the excitement of a day at the races condensed into Shetland Pony size with the second headline Delamere Dairy Main Ring attraction, “The Shetland Pony Grand National”.

    If you’re looking to entertain family, friends or clients a Royal Cheshire County Show VIP Marquee will fit the bill perfectly. Brand new for 2020, just four spacious 3m x 3m VIP Marquees will be available to hire for up to eight people. Prominently positioned facing the main ring with a small private garden area, the marquees will provide the perfect entertainment package. 

    The Show plays host to hundreds of competition classes for livestock, including pigs, cattle, sheep and dairy goats, as they all compete for the many coveted trophies available. Classes are also available for light and heavy horses, show jumping, rare breeds of livestock, poultry, pygmy goats, pigeons, cavies, rabbits and dogs.

    Amongst a jam-packed schedule of competitions, The Agri-Centre is a must-see experience for those who wish to learn how food is produced by Cheshire farmers with local farmers feeding calves, holding milking and sheep shearing demonstrations, along with many other presentations including veterinary care, butchery, ice cream making and bread making. 

    Trade Stands – Royal Cheshire County Show 2019

    After a successful Show debut in 2019, the Market of Makers is back for visitors to explore the very best unique, artisan and home-made products crafted by an array of skilful creators including artists, musicians, bakers, producers, designers and creators.

    Jean-Christophe Novelli

    Inside the Roberts Bakery Food Live Theatre, visitors can watch multi-Michelin star and 5/5 AA Rosette winning Chef, Author and Restaurateur, Jean-Christophe Novelli put on a mouth-water demonstration of culinary expertise. Ticketholders will also be able to taste Cheshire’s finest locally sourced produce inside the Roberts Bakery Hall which hosts local, regional and national producers and purveyors of fine food under two huge marquees.

    Rob Davenport, Show Director of The Royal Cheshire County Show, commented: “We are proud to organise this fantastic event which attracts a crowd of thousands annually from across Cheshire and beyond to experience the many interesting and fascinating aspects of farming and rural life. This year, guests will be able to browse unique handcrafted products at the Market of Makers, watch exhilarating attractions inside our brand-new VIP Marquees and view mouth-watering culinary demonstrations by our celebrity chefs – it’s all about The Royal Cheshire County Show!”

    To find out more information, or to book tickets for The Royal Cheshire County Show, please visit https://www.royalcheshireshow.org/ticket-enquiries/