April 18, 2018

I’ve been coming to Manchester WI for nearly 2 years now, and have had many conversations with ladies who want to get out on their bikes more. As a keen cyclist I want to share the love, so I took a ride leader training course last autumn with a view to helping those ladies achieve that goal. Rachel suggested that we start by applying to TfGM to be part of their Women’s Cycling promotion, Ride With Us, which took place in February and March, and we advertised three rides as part of this. 

The weather wasn’t great in March, though our rides fell on the weekends either side of the snowy ones, so we didn’t get much take-up, but two excursions were enjoyed. The first ride began at Patricroft station in Salford, with poor Rachel having to ride to the start from the city centre at the last minute due to an unexpected line closure. I met sisters Jenny and Suzy and we did our bike safety checks while we waited for Rachel. They both counted themselves as beginners so I decided not to take them t...

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