A ride on 17th March

You don’t have to be mad to do an A ride, but sometimes it helps!

Top of Goyt Valley

Approaching Cat & Fiddle Road

Slide show on Thursday 28th March

On Thursday 28 March, at 9.00pm at the Club Room, David Street will present a slide show of a CTC tour of the Western Cape, South Africa, (undertaken by Peter Taylor and Derek Moffitt) and Cape Town.

Bogtrotters, circa 1989

Several South Manchester cyclists formed the off-road Bogtrotters group, which organised rough-stuff rides in the Peaks. This was before mountain biking became the norm for off-road riding, and many members rode sturdy touring bikes with dropped handlebars. The photos below were taken on a ride from Hayfield to Edale, via Jacob’s Ladder, around 1989.

Can you spot anyone you recognise? These pictures have also been added to a Historic Photos album.

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Mark Beaumont talk

If you haven’t heard this talk by Mark Beaumont then you may like to go. He’s an interesting character and a good speaker.

Neil Hepburn writes:

Mark Beaumont’s  'Around the World in 80 days' is coming to the Waterside Theatre Sale, next to Sale town hall, opposite Sale Metro station, on Tuesday 28th May 19.30. Tickets £16 + £2.50p booking fee. 0161 912 5616.

Neil has kindly offered to buy tickets at the box office, saving the booking fee. Please ring Neil on 07530 570496 if you’d like him to get tickets for you.

Slide show: Tour of Oregon State

Harry will give a slide show at the Club Room on Thursday 21st February at 9.00pm. It will feature a 2006 CTC tour of Oregon in the USA, led by Peter Crofts.

The secret cycling diet

Want to improve your cycling fitness and endurance? Why not try this? (Or maybe not!)

Dave Broomfield

Tony’s secret training

Tony Moriarty has been sneaking in some secret training rides in Indonesia … 

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Next Walk Ride GM meeting

The next meeting of this campaign group will be held on February 12th, if anyone is interested. Click here for details.

It will be held at City Labs 1.0.

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

The Greater Manchester Spatial Framework has been redrafted, and the 2019 version is available here. It’s open for public consultation, Please take a look and have your say on behalf of cyclists!

This revised plan substantially reduces the amount of greenbelt land around Woodford earmarked for development, providing evidence that public input does have an effect.

Stockport plans for Walking and Cycling

Stockport Council has published its draft plan for walking and cycling, which you can access here. The appendices contain lots of maps, although they are difficult to view in detail because they aren’t interactive. A public consultation is open (accessible through the above link), so if you want to provide input to their plan this is your chance. It’s open until 15th February.

If you’re a keen cyclist then it’s worth taking a look at this, because Stockport will be eligible for funding from Great Manchester for walking and cycling. This will give them the resources needed to actually implement their plans.