Category Archives: Cycling

Share the Road – Ruth’s Cycling Manifesto

There’s been a lot of publicity recently about how Manchester hopes to be the country’s “number one city for cycling” by 2017. Part of the strategy includes a cycle-hire scheme for the city (similar to the London one), and cycle-training. … Continue reading

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It’s time to slow down on the roads

Recently, I’ve been reading a lot about how we need proper cycling infrastructure and segregated cycle lanes if we want to get more people using bicycles. However, while I agree that segregated lanes ARE important, they’re a long way off, … Continue reading

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Cycling to Liverpool

When I first started riding my bike in Manchester, back in 1998, I remember once being utterly elated when I cycled from Hulme to East Didsbury, a journey of about 6 miles. It was the furthest I’d cycled in one … Continue reading

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Another bike blog

Over recent months, I’ve noticed a disturbing trend in the media and on the web. It seems that there’s a mini war on between cyclists and…. well, everyone else:  A London cyclist has set up her own website to target … Continue reading

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It’s Bike Week

Summer cycles I remember my first bike. It had was old, very girly and had only three gears which you had to peddle backwards to change. I took a friend with me to buy it from an elderly couple who’d … Continue reading

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