Manchester Cycling

Manchester Cycling a site dedicated to cycling in the city of Manchester.  Like allot of cities over the last few years Manchester has seen and increasing amount of cyclists on the streets and this site is dedicated to them, the cyclists of Manchester.

Manchester has a long way to go before it can be classed as a cycling city like Amsterdam.  Manchester like many UK cities suffers from a shortage of safe cycle lanes and combined with an abundance of uneducated road users make it a challenging place to ride for the commuter or leisure rider, But Manchester is still a great cycling city which I love.

In time we at Manchester Cycling hope that the city of Manchester will become the number one UK cycling city.  A city where facilities for cyclists improve and more of us Manchester residents take to two wheels to travel around our great city.  There is no better way to see a city than on a bike and you are in control of your own destiny while riding rather than in the clutches of dirty and unreliable public transport.

Cycling is a an inexpensive pastime, if it is compared to the price of a weekly bus or train ticket then at the end of the year you could be the proud owner of a quality push bike if your weekly fare is invested in a bike.  Our advice to you all is that forget the daily stop start of the Mega Rider bus, the expensive Northern Rail train from Burnage and the tightly packed and dangerous metrolink from Sale.  Invest in a bike, save money, stay fit and enjoy Manchester on two wheels.


Dangerous Drains

Dangerous DrainsDangerous drains is the title of the first post on Manchester Cycling and it forms part of something I feel very strongly about.  I look forward to my daily commute up and down Wilmslow road in to Manchester City centre.  The sense of freedom that riding a bike to work can not be beaten and doing this in a so called cycle friendly city what could go wrong?

Manchester is a so called cycle friendly city yet dangers that could hurt or in very rare and extreme circumstances kill are lurking on every road.

As cyclists we all know that the state of Manchester’s road system is appalling, potholes  and lack of investment make cycling all the more difficult.  A wheel, tyre or tube can be ruined in a split second as you hit a pothole that has appeared overnight on your daily route.