Two days before the first Critical Mass of 2018, we had the very sad news about the passing of Mark E Smith, the legendary lead singer of Manchester band, The Fall. Now, for those that don’t know, I named this blog after one of my favourite Fall songs, Just Step S’Ways. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – January 2018”
What is it about November Critical Mass? After the highs of the Halloween themed October Critical Mass, November seems to end up being a bit of let down, particularly when the weather’s dreadful. Continue reading “Manchester Critical(ish) Mass – November 2017”
So it’s Halloween Critical Mass already, it only seems like yesterday it was summer. Anyway, October is always a special Critical Mass, with people really making an effort to get dressed up and have fun for Halloween. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – October 2017”
Well, for one reason or another, August was the first Critical Mass I’d been on since April. Unlike last month, we were greeted with reasonable, but not brilliant weather. Though still miles better than July’s downpour. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – August 2017”
April’s Critical Mass was the first of the year to be completed in daylight. There was a reasonable crowd, given the bank holiday weekend and slightly overcast weather. But it stayed dry and we had soundsystems, so all was well. If anything, I would have been more than happy to do a few more laps. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – April 2017”
Lighter evenings, warmer temperatures, good turnout and (other) Dom’s 40th. What’s not to like about March’s Critical Mass? Not much time this month though, so I’ll keep it brief.
Well, we luckily missed Storm Doris by a day, and so we were treated to a dry and calm evening for February Critical Mass. Numbers weren’t huge, maybe due to the previous day’s weather and it being a little bit cold. We were spoilt for soundsystems though, as we had three along for the ride.
Brr, January Critical Mass was a cold one, though it was thankfully dry. There was a reasonable turnout for January, given the weather. We had two soundsystems, which always adds to the atmosphere and a host of Deliveroo riders were along for the ride.
This was the first time I’ve made it to the December Critical Mass. Christmas related commitments have got in the way previously. The turnout was comparatively low compared to other months, but actually quite reasonable given the time of year. It was good to see some kids along for the ride, despite it being cold and dark.