Event reports

Review: Chorlton Great Get Together

Review: Chorlton Great Get Together

On the morning of Sunday 23 June, all seemed normal on Wilbraham Road, a busy thoroughfare going through the heart of Chorlton. Traffic was busy, as usual, and a handful of pedestrians were getting breakfast in the cafes and restaurants close to the Four Banks […]

Review: The Great Ancoats Street Swindle

Review: The Great Ancoats Street Swindle

This evening, hundreds of people attended a group walk and ride through the Northern Quarter and Ancoats to protest the Great Ancoats Street scheme revealed by Manchester City Council earlier this month. Those involved in the event included campaigners from Walk Ride GM, alongside people […]

Report on the first ever Cycling and Walking Commissioners’ National Summit, 17 June 2019

Report on the first ever Cycling and Walking Commissioners’ National Summit, 17 June 2019

  Over recent years increasing numbers of cities, regions and indeed city-regions have started to take cycling and walking more seriously, and have appointed regional Cycling and Walking Commissioners (or equivalent roles) to steer and oversee these processes of transformation in how we get around. […]

Active Travel Summit By Jo Somerset

Active Travel Summit By Jo Somerset

ACTIVE TRAVEL SUMMIT – March 2019   I attended the Active Travel Summit organized by Labour Cycles on 16th March. Despite the London-centric nature of the conference (raised eyebrows that we’d come from Manchester), there were some points that it’s worth Walk Ride GM considering. […]

Report of the recent Cycling Cultures: Insights and Methods conference by Jo Somerset

Report of the recent Cycling Cultures: Insights and Methods conference by Jo Somerset

CYCLING CULTURES: INSIGHTS AND METHODS – MMU, 14th February 2019, by Jo Somerset I couldn’t resist a conference on ‘gendered cycling cultures’ at Manchester Metropolitan University last month. Although it used academic words like autoethnography (researching from personal experience) the day was peppered with interesting […]