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”
On 15 December 2017, Greater Manchester’s walking and cycling commissioner, Chris Boardman published his much anticipated report. Here’s the official press release from GMCA and the report itself can be downloaded as a PDF. If you don’t want to download the report, you can view it below. Continue reading “Made to Move – Chris Boardman’s plan to transform walking and cycling in Greater Manchester”
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”
Davyhulme Road East is your typical suburban through road. For most of its length, it had two lanes, but widens to five lanes at the A56 / Chester Road end. Most of the road is residential, with a shopping parade at one end and two primary schools Victoria Park Junior School and St Ann’s R.C. Primary School. Continue reading “Davyhulme Road East, a collision waiting to happen”
If you’ve arrived here looking for free match-day parking for Manchester United, then you’ve come to the wrong place. May I suggest you consider using public transport, cycle or use one of the many park and ride services. If you really must drive, then don’t be dick and use one of the approved car parks rather than parking on the pavement. Using these car parks means your money goes directly to helping the local community and doesn’t end up in the pockets of the Glazers.
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.