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Critical Commute, Manchester

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by John the Monkey, 27 Feb 2008.

  1. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    Any chatters doing this month's critical commute (29th Feb)?

    I've not been before, but apparently this time the local press are turning up, so I thought I might see if I can get the cycle chat jersey in the paper...
     
  2. janm399

    janm399 Über Member

    Location:
    Oxford
    I haven't heard anything about it -- but even though I'm working from home, there's no reason to miss this! Do you have any details?
     
  3. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
  4. janm399

    janm399 Über Member

    Location:
    Oxford
    Cheers! I'll be at Withington Library at 8.
     
  5. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
  6. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    I found that lot through a link on our staff web site under the 'cycling' section - a group has just re-launched the staff cycle forum, and one of the guys heads up the Oxford Road Travel policy group - someone from the group has posted a link to it.

    Withington Library is just up the road from my work place, but I have no need to be in one of our Manchester sites that morning...
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Anybody go - I didn't as I'm in work.

    Did spot on the website somewhere that there is an event in Whitworth Park from 10.00am and there might be security freebies being given away - I'm at a meeting near St Mary's Hosital at 10, so I'll let you know if anything is going on when I come out.
     
  8. John the Monkey

    John the Monkey Frivolous Cyclist

    Location:
    Crewe
    I couldn't, in the end - got alerted to a crisis with one of our overnight processes and had to be in the office instead :/
     
  9. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Ah well - the free security stuff was security marking - looked like they were using a pen - Police Car parked on the cycle lane in Whitworth Park - fair few bikes getting marked up though.
     
  10. 504steve

    504steve Senior Member

    Location:
    Bury, Manchester.
    Hi. It was/is ,not sure what time they are there until, security marking (postcode with UV pen),free pen, free mug and a free Halfords armoured steel cable lock (sold secure bronze). Not bad for free. Ther is another event on the Manchester uni campus on friday 11th April. Was told they should have free lights then.
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Damn. thought I'd get a lock, but didn't have my bike with me - it was at the office in Didsbury ! Think they are there till 4.
     
  12. 504steve

    504steve Senior Member

    Location:
    Bury, Manchester.
    Fossy. Can't you have a quick blast back in if you get back to the office and grab your bike. The lock if you get one isn't bad. £26.99 on the Halfords website. Bikehut double armoured steel cable lock 850 x 19 mm. Any extra security is great. An extra in my shed tonight.

    Joined in the critical commute in Manchester this morning. Met up with 3 others in Prestwich and cycled down to Albert square in the city center. About 30 cyclists in Albert square.
     
  13. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Not when it's hissing it down out there.... although the long way home wouldn't be a bad idea. Nah going to leave it.
     
  14. Freewheeler

    Freewheeler Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Warrington
    Nothing happening in the park at 2pm today. At least I got a nice lunchtime ride in though. Oh, and saw some really bad driving by a taxi on the way back to the office, I sent the following to GM taxi licencing:

    I'll be amazed if they get back to me though.
     
  15. ed_o_brain

    ed_o_brain Senior Member

    They gave away £4,000 worth of stuff at the part that day apparently.

    Here is a picture from the end of the Critical Commute.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/ed_o_brain/2300139322/

    If your in Manchester, see you at this months! I usually ride up from Withington Library.