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Suffragette bike tour of Manchester

On yer bike: modern day suffragettes campaign for safer cycling

March 12, 2016 Comments Off on On yer bike: modern day suffragettes campaign for safer cycling

As the celebrations got under way for this week’s International Women’s Day, I led 20 women in tweeds, sizeable Edwardian hats and scarves on a Suffragette bike tour of Manchester, organised by transport charity Sustrans and Manchester Bike Tours.

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Great Manchester Cycle

Photo gallery: Great Manchester Cycle

June 1, 2015 Comments Off on Photo gallery: Great Manchester Cycle

Ahead of this month’s Great Manchester Cycle, Northern Soul‘s Head Photographer Chris Payne shares some of his shots of last year’s event.

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Cycle

New Infrastructure Act: a fantastic opportunity for cycling

April 24, 2015 1 Comment

Rosslyn Colderley is the North West Regional Director for Sustrans, a charity which helps more people to walk, cycle or use public transport for short journeys. Here she writes for Northern Soul.

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Bike Right! Cycle for Life

Small Talk: BikeRight!

March 1, 2015 Comments Off on Small Talk: BikeRight!

Do you remember cycling round a playground, following the lines of a tennis court/netball court/football pitch after school and learning cycling proficiency?

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Tenax Road, Trafford Park‏ is littered with glass, gravel and rubbish

What is wrong with Manchester’s cycle routes?

December 5, 2014 Comments Off on What is wrong with Manchester’s cycle routes?

I’ve lived in Manchester for nearly three years, cycling to work nearly every day. Although very little will stop me from riding my various bikes, it’s a perpetually frustrating experience. Broadly speaking, the cycle routes inside the M60 are rubbish. Complete rubbish.

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Space4cycling

Space4cycling: a National Campaign for Safer Cycling

November 11, 2014 1 Comment

Northern Soul recently published its charter for safer cycling in the North of England called Cycle for Change. Gary Dawes from space4cycling writes about a national initiative aiming to “create the conditions where anyone can cycle anywhere”.

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Tour de France

The Tour De France in Yorkshire: Northern Soul was there

July 8, 2014 Comments Off on The Tour De France in Yorkshire: Northern Soul was there

Now I understand. I really understand.

I’ve been there. Ridden the course. Sampled the atmosphere. Then I saw the Tour De France.

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J Gildea

Riding the North with an aspiring Paralympian

March 10, 2014 Comments Off on Riding the North with an aspiring Paralympian

Some champions are born, some are made and some have far more circuitous routes. 

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Grifter Decal

Welcome to the Jumble Drome

January 25, 2014 Comments Off on Welcome to the Jumble Drome

I was simply following Garry’s advice. I showed up, queued up, paid up and wandered in.

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Audax

The Audaxity Of It

November 19, 2013 Comments Off on The Audaxity Of It

It never ceases to amaze me just how many sub-cultures there are in cycling.

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