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Trafford Cycle Forum – May 2017

The agenda for the next Trafford Cycle Forum has been distributed, details below. Continue reading “Trafford Cycle Forum – May 2017”

Manchester Big Ride – April 2017

 

There was a great turnout for the Manchester Big Ride, calling for clean air, healthy streets and more cycleways from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, the mayoral candidates and our local authorities. Continue reading “Manchester Big Ride – April 2017”

Manchester Critical Mass – April 2017

 

April’s Critical Mass was the first of the year to be completed in daylight. There was a reasonable crowd, given the bank holiday weekend and slightly overcast weather. But it stayed dry and we had soundsystems, so all was well. If anything, I would have been more than happy to do a few more laps. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – April 2017”

RIP Stretford subways, and good luck to all who use the surface crossings

As of 18 April 2017, work has commenced on phase 1 of Trafford Council’s Stretford public realm scheme. The scheme will see the closure of three of the four subways and will add an additional right turn lane onto Edge Lane for motor traffic. Further details in this post from July 2016. Continue reading “RIP Stretford subways, and good luck to all who use the surface crossings”

Duinrell, a family and cycling friendly holiday park in The Netherlands

We’ve been going to Duinrell now for quite a few years, since our first visit back in 2012. We have been to The Netherlands on a number of occasions previously, mostly in and around Amsterdam. We came across Duinrell while looking for places to go, we’d previously had a day trip to The Hague and it looked like a nice place to spend a bit more time, so we decided to give it a go.

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Manchester Critical Mass – March 2017

Lighter evenings, warmer temperatures, good turnout and (other) Dom’s 40th. What’s not to like about March’s Critical Mass? Not much time this month though, so I’ll keep it brief.

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Back on the Bridgewater Way and Trans Pennine Trail – March 2017

Almost as if to plan, the first weekend after the start of spring arrived with glorious sunshine. So it’d be wrong not to get out on the bikes with the family and some friends. This is first ride we’ve had for a while as family, rubbish weather and busy weekends have meant we’ve not had chance.

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My top 10 wish list for the Greater Manchester mayor

As the mayoral election approaches, we’re starting to get a better picture of the candidates views and commitments on cycling. While on the whole these have been pretty positive, with the candidates saying the kinds of things we want to hear. It’s still important that we’re clear about what we want to see happen when the new mayor is elected. Continue reading “My top 10 wish list for the Greater Manchester mayor”

Cycling and the Greater Manchester mayoral election

On 4 May 2017, the people of Greater Manchester will be electing a mayor, as part of a devolution package that will see powers for transport, planning, housing and training move to the region.

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