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Stockport Community Groups Encouraged to Support Tour of Britain

Community groups in Stockport have the opportunity to apply for funding via the council to provide a warm welcome to cyclists competing in the Tour of Britain. The fund has been introduced to help with materials for banners and flags to support the competitors on Saturday 14 September and can help to raise the profile […]

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Will We Ever See the Chorlton Cycleway?

UPDATE (07/08/19): Councillors are due to convene during August and September to discuss the revised plans. In the meantime, keep writing to your local councillors to outline the importance of this scheme for active travel and healthy living in the area.   In the week when TFGM boasted of its new CYCLOPS junction design, the […]

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Review: Chorlton Great Get Together

On the morning of Sunday 23 June, all seemed normal on Wilbraham Road, a busy thoroughfare going through the heart of Chorlton. Traffic was busy, as usual, and a handful of pedestrians were getting breakfast in the cafes and restaurants close to the Four Banks junction. At 11am that changed. Members of Walk Ride Chorlton […]

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Review: The Great Ancoats Street Swindle

This evening, hundreds of people attended a group walk and ride through the Northern Quarter and Ancoats to protest the Great Ancoats Street scheme revealed by Manchester City Council earlier this month. Those involved in the event included campaigners from Walk Ride GM, alongside people living, working and regularly moving through the area who require […]

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Report on the first ever Cycling and Walking Commissioners’ National Summit, 17 June 2019

  Over recent years increasing numbers of cities, regions and indeed city-regions have started to take cycling and walking more seriously, and have appointed regional Cycling and Walking Commissioners (or equivalent roles) to steer and oversee these processes of transformation in how we get around. On Monday 17 June the UK’s Cycling and Walking Commissioners […]

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Active Travel Summit By Jo Somerset

ACTIVE TRAVEL SUMMIT – March 2019   I attended the Active Travel Summit organized by Labour Cycles on 16th March. Despite the London-centric nature of the conference (raised eyebrows that we’d come from Manchester), there were some points that it’s worth Walk Ride GM considering.   Firstly, Sadiq Khan has a 20-year target for 80% […]

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Report of the recent Cycling Cultures: Insights and Methods conference by Jo Somerset

CYCLING CULTURES: INSIGHTS AND METHODS – MMU, 14th February 2019, by Jo Somerset I couldn’t resist a conference on ‘gendered cycling cultures’ at Manchester Metropolitan University last month. Although it used academic words like autoethnography (researching from personal experience) the day was peppered with interesting perspectives and fascinating facts, dealing with themes of women’s ‘physical […]

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Report of the second Walk Ride GM meeting on 12 February 2019

On the evening of Tuesday 12 February Walk Ride Greater Manchester (WRGM) hosted its second public meeting following the successful launch last December. The 120-capacity room soon filled up, and as the meeting got underway there was standing room only at the back of the event space. Welcome Nadia Kerr kicked off the meeting by […]

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Write-up of our launch event on 4 December 2018 via “Banging on about bikes” cycling blog

On the evening of Tuesday 4 December 2018, around 300 people gathered at the Friends’ Meeting House in central Manchester to attend the inaugural meeting of what was billed “a new Greater Manchester-wide, non-political advocacy group promoting walking and cycling as… via On the birth of a new movement for walking and cycling in Greater Manchester […]