Author Archives: Geoff Blunt

Velodrome jumble sale

Cycle jumble sale at the velodrome

Sharp elbows required! Cycle jumble sale at the velodrome.

As advertised at the cycle breakfast this weekend, the annual Cycle Jumble Sale at the velodrome in Eastlands was this Saturday (10th) and was extremely  busy.  Apart from the great cycling bargains to look at, the sale area was in the centre of the velodrome and the team pursuit practice.  It was extremely busy – despite the miserable January weather!

Looking back at UMBUG 1000

UMBUG 1000 crowdAs the frosty weather started to seriously bite today, we thought we’d post this video from warmer times back in April – expertly produced by Peter Liddell.  Thanks again to everyone who turned out to celebrate UMBUG’s 1000th member and to Susie Wallace for being such a good sport and giving us an excuse to get together!

 

 

Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign’s Space for Cycling Ride

20140922_190548On Monday 22nd September, taking advantage of the Labour Party Conference being in town, Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign organised a Space4Cycling mass ride from All Saints’ Park to Barbirolli Square, just by the Manchester Central conference centre.  As you can see in the picture, a good number of cyclists attended and some short speeches were given by various Labour councillors, from Manchester and further afield, in support of increasing the per capita expenditure on cycling from below £10/head to the ‘Dutch level’ of about £20/head.  Sceptical noises from the crowd notwithstanding, the event was good-humoured and drew a lot of attention from passers-by in the city centre.