Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part Three

Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part Three

Words by Jane Bedford McLaren and Jonathan Keenan. Image by Lucy Sykes. Kit: Now that you have sorted your bike, you need to think about what sort of accessories you will need. As I have said in Part One of this series, you don’t need 

Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part Two

Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part Two

Words by Jane Bedford McLaren and Jonathan Keenan. Image by Lucy Sykes. Purpose: There are loads of different bikes intended for different things and there is a lot to consider. This section of the blog series is the longest – we have tried to keep 

Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part One

Getting Back On Your Bike: Cycling Essentials Part One

Words by Jane Bedford McLaren and Jonathan Keenan. Image by Lucy Sykes. Bicycle You do not need all the gear, or a £1000 bike or a professional bike fit. There is, of course, a place for these things if you decide you want to expand 

Walking and Cycling News Roundup: 21 June 2020

Walking and Cycling News Roundup: 21 June 2020

Welcome to our June newsletter which will focus on walking and cycling news both good and bad – including controversy still rumbling on within Manchester, where there is protest ride next Saturday (27th June). It seems like there has never been so much activity in the ‘active 

Over 400 Chorlton residents request COVID-19 distancing measures

Over 400 Chorlton residents request COVID-19 distancing measures

Image by Lucy Sykes. Walk Ride Chorlton has written to councillors on behalf of over 400 respondents to their ongoing #safestreetssavelives questionnaire with the aim to help people stay safe during the pandemic. The letter highlights the context of the recent statutory guidance, in which 

Oldham becomes the sixth GM council to launch commonplace engagement map

Oldham becomes the sixth GM council to launch commonplace engagement map

Oldham Council has opened an engagement map to find out from participants where they need to install emergency COVID-19 safety measures in the borough. The map, which is hosted for free by the public engagement company Commonplace, requests comments from people who live or work 

Letter on walking & cycling in Manchester during Covid19 sent to city council leader Sir Richard Leese

Letter on walking & cycling in Manchester during Covid19 sent to city council leader Sir Richard Leese

We’re publishing this letter sent to Manchester City Council leader Sir Richard Leese as it outlines our position on why it’s important to take positive, rapid action to support walking and cycling as part of the post-lockdown recovery of our city and Greater Manchester regional 

Walk Ride GM welcomes plan for 100km+ pop-up cycle lane network

Walk Ride GM welcomes plan for 100km+ pop-up cycle lane network

Walk Ride Greater Manchester today welcomed news that leaders are planning to install more than 100 kilometres of pop-up cycle lanes across the city region to help workers get in and out of Manchester safely.    With more than ⅓ of residents in the region 

News Digest: Magnificent Seven on 21st May

News Digest: Magnificent Seven on 21st May

Words by Claire Stocks. A lot of good things that happened in Greater Manchester today. Here’s my ‘Magnificent Seven’ walking and cycling leaderboard… 👩🏾‍🦯🚶‍♀‍👨🏿‍🦽🚲🌳🐞🐝 1. Levenshulme Active Neighbourhood Levenshulme in Manchester has revealed plans for massive traffic-calmed neighbourhood with 27 filters for those on foot 

Tell Us Where in Greater Manchester You Need Help Walking or Cycling Safely During Lockdown

Tell Us Where in Greater Manchester You Need Help Walking or Cycling Safely During Lockdown

As one of Manchester’s busiest streets is to be partially closed to traffic from this weekend to help people safely walk and cycle while physically distancing, campaigners are asking Greater Manchester residents which other streets need safety measures during the Coronavirus pandemic. On Saturday a