LORD MAYOR LEADS MPs' CYCLE TOUR OF MANCHESTER
Manchester Lord Mayor, Councillor Carl Austin-Behan, joined forces with BikeRight! directors and local Councillors to greet the All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group at Piccadilly Station on Friday
All Party Parliamentary Cycling Group members - MPs Jeff Smith, Ruth Cadbury, Alex Chalk and Baroness Barker - with the Lord Mayor, Sir Richard Leese and Lucy Powell MP at Central Library.
Then it was off to find out for themselves. First stop was St Margaret's Primary School in Whalley Range, where they watched children learn on-road cycle training at a Bikeability course near their school..Ruth Cadbury MP, co-chair of APPCG asked their children about their experience of the course.
Then a cross-town ride through Moss Side took the group to Rusholme Road........
......and the whole group had a taste of the new Wilmslow Road cycleway, along Manchester's curry mile and back towards the city centre. They saw at first hand how conflicts could occur on this new scheme: a small collision between a car and a regular cyclist happened almost in front of their eyes.
Returning to the station at the end of the day, the delegation thanked BikeRight!, the City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester for an informative session, and promised to raise issues about Manchester's situation with ministers at a parliamentary level.