Cycling

World Car-Free Day: A Missed Opportunity for Manchester City Council

World Car-Free Day: A Missed Opportunity for Manchester City Council

Words by Harrie Larrington-Spencer. Sunday 22 September was Car-Free Day, a global event closing cities to cars and opening them up to the people. The aim is to help urban residents experience and envisage what their cities could be like with fewer private vehicles on […]

Welcome to Walk Ride Denton

Welcome to Walk Ride Denton

Words by Liz Hannaford Photos by Bryony Evens Our latest local WalkRide group had a lively launch at Denton Carnival in Tameside’s Victoria Park on 8 September. The group’s main focus is making the school run to the 13 schools in their area more civilised. […]

Petition Launched to Pedestrianise Deansgate

Petition Launched to Pedestrianise Deansgate

A petition has been launched to pedestrianise Deansgate following successful direct action by Extinction Rebellion (XR) that has seen thousands of people enjoying the cross-city route on foot, using mobility aids and by bicycle. The XR action has invited people to envisage a more people-friendly […]

Review: Marple Street Audit

Review: Marple Street Audit

Words by Peter Black WalkRide Marple held a sunny Street Audit on Saturday 24 August. 12 people aged 7 to 60 turned up to scour the streets for issues and identify potential to make our community a better place for people to engage in active […]

Urge Your Councillors to Attend a Bee Network Workshop on 18 September

Urge Your Councillors to Attend a Bee Network Workshop on 18 September

Greater Manchester Councillors have been invited to attend a Bee Network workshop on Wednesday 18 September and TfGM have asked for residents to persuade their councillors to attend. The workshop is to allow councillors the opportunity to learn more about active neighbourhoods and what support […]

Walk Ride GM’S End-of-Year ‘Bee Network Report Card’

Walk Ride GM’S End-of-Year ‘Bee Network Report Card’

Words by Claire Stocks It’s a year since the Bee Network bank opened for business, so here at Walk Ride GM we thought it was time we looked at which boroughs are leading the way, and which must try harder. While money isn’t everything, it’s […]

Join Cycle to Work Day 2019

Join Cycle to Work Day 2019

Tomorrow, Thursday 8 August is the annual Cycle to Work Day. Whether you are dusting off the old wheels or looking to make your commute more reliable and healthy, now is the time to get started, alongside thousands of others from the Greater Manchester area. […]

Stockport Community Groups Encouraged to Support Tour of Britain

Stockport Community Groups Encouraged to Support Tour of Britain

Community groups in Stockport have the opportunity to apply for funding via the council to provide a warm welcome to cyclists competing in the Tour of Britain. The fund has been introduced to help with materials for banners and flags to support the competitors on […]

Will We Ever See the Chorlton Cycleway?

Will We Ever See the Chorlton Cycleway?

UPDATE (07/08/19): Councillors are due to convene during August and September to discuss the revised plans. In the meantime, keep writing to your local councillors to outline the importance of this scheme for active travel and healthy living in the area.   In the week […]