Tuesday 29 September 2015

Medlock Way Cycleway Consultation

Just received this email from Manchester Council's Cycle Forum. Nothing like giving plenty of notice...

From: cycle.forum@manchester.gov.uk

Dear All,

The consultation for the proposed cycle link from the Mancunian Way Toucan Crossing via Medlock Street to the City Centre is available on the Council website.

Closing date for comments is the 5th October.

See attached link http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/200024/consultations_and_surveys/6665/better_by_cycle/8

Yet another sticking plaster measure from Manchester City Council. This time it's turning a short section of pavement into a shared use cycleway.

Sunday 27 September 2015

Sweet September Critical Mass

With the nights drawing in rapidly, this month's ride rolled out at sunset.

We turned south down Bridge Street heading into Salford.

For some reason there were a number of impatient motorbike riders this month, pushing round the ride

Then along Chapel Street

and back up Victoria Bridge Street returning to Manchester.

By this time some of the riders were warming to the music. I was riding the only sound system this time. Two other regular riders had left theirs at home. There was a really good mix of people this month and a very gentle atmosphere.

After sitting in the traffic jams on Deansgate it was back for a second pass through Albert Square

and into the roadworks on Portland Street where the potholes are dreadful.

After a quick run through the Northern Quarter and an about turn in Back Turner Street, it was across the tram tracks and down Shude Hill

and carefully along Corporation Street.

Then back past the Cathedral

before a second run down Deansgate

and on to Castlefield Arena to meet up with the Fire Jam.

Video by Hill Billy

Thursday 17 September 2015

Cycling in the Rain

The level of rainfall in Amsterdam isn't that much different from Manchester, but they cycle in style.

When was the last time you saw someone cycling in Manchester using an umbrella?