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Boosting cycling for Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 3 October, 2012

Although we might not have the millions of pounds London has been able to put into its “Boris Bikes” and cycle highways, in Stockport we’re good at making effective use of what we do have. That’s why I’m putting around £100,000 into improving cycle facilities in our district centres across the Borough, and asking councillors […]

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Transport for Greater Manchester have updated their cycling webpages with lots of new goodies to help existing and would-be cyclists. They include: Cycle maps to view online, download as a pdf or order to have a paper version delivered to you for free. Book your free adult cycle training session Cycling tips and help Help […]

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Join the Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge today

by Iain Roberts on 6 May, 2012

We’re looking for businesses across Stockport to join the Greater Manchester Cycle Challenge and get more employees cycling from 14th May to 5th June 2012. It’s easy – just sign up at and get cycling. You can have a try-a-bike session organised for you at your workplace and there’s even a prize – a […]

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A cycle route from Cheadle and Gatley to Parrs Wood

by Iain Roberts on 30 March, 2012

We’ve long been keen to get an improved route for cyclists north from Cheadle & Gatley towards Parrs Wood and Manchester. You can go via Northenden or the other side of Cheadle – on Manchester Road – but going along Kingsway means taking your life in your hands or – at best – cycling along […]

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The A555 Relief Road, with a target completion date of 2017, will take a lot of traffic away from our busy town and village centres and bring jobs and economic development to the area. But it’s not just drivers who are set to benefit. The new plans include a separate, wide path for cyclists and […]

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Can cycling boost our local economy?

by Iain Roberts on 15 March, 2012

Earlier this week I attended a conference on boosting cycling. Though we don’t currently have the sort of money central London is able to put into it, we’ve been working hard in Stockport Borough and across Greater Manchester on getting more people on their bikes. Cycling isn’t for everyone, but if we could get one-in-ten […]

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Free cycle checks at a fire station near you

by Iain Roberts on 5 March, 2012

Transport for Greater Manchester is running drop-in sessions across Greater Manchester over the next few Saturdays to give your bike a helpful once-over. TfGM experts will give your bike a health-check, including brakes, tyres, frame, steering, gears and chain. It’s not a service or an MOT for your bike but our technicians can make small […]

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Cheap bikes for sale in Stockport

by Iain Roberts on 29 November, 2011

On the run up to Christmas the Cycloan project has a number of bikes offered for sale at very affordable prices, due to the number of bikes ready for sale emailing a list as we usually do is too large a document to circulate via email. The project is now housed at Stockport college and […]

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Transport for Greater Manchester have launched a consultation to ask cyclists what they want to see from proposed cycle compounds and centres which are to be built in locations around Greater Manchester, including one in Stockport. The money to build them has come from a Government grant, and the plan is to get something on […]

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Weird and wonderful bikes at Bramall Hall

by Iain Roberts on 25 July, 2011

Thanks to everyone who made yesterday’s “Stockport Loves Bikes” event at Bramall Hall such fun. In addition to fun bike rides around the park, there were old bikes (not only penny-farthings but also a 19th century bike designed for a couple to sit side by side and a few others too). Then there were the […]

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