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Welcome to Simply Cycling!

Your all ability cycling community

Have fun, make friends, get fit!

Come and join us at our friendly all ability cycling sessions in a social environment. Everyone is welcome! There’s no need to book – just turn up and we’ll find a a suitable cycle to meet your needs – and only £2 for up to two hours (except Saturdays). You can find our session times here . We have three main groups offering sessions throughout the week at the athletics tracks at  Wythenshawe Park, Longford Park  and Boggart Hole Clough. To find a session to suit you click here.

We also organise ‘Ride Outs’ most Thursdays as well as special cycling trips throughout the year.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Urgent Appeal for Support

We have been given notice that as from Monday (10th December 2018) we will no longer have any toilet facilities on site at the athletics track at Wythenshawe.  This is due to the dilapidated state of the existing toilets and the Health and Safety issues this brings.

We URGENTLY need you to write an email or letter to your local MP and councillors protesting that this situation is unacceptable!!  We currently pay £5000 per year to hire the track and facilities here and it is hopeless if we have no toilet!! As yet we have had no information about plans to repair or replace the toilets.

We really need your help and support with this. You can help by:

  1. When you next visit the track, please sign our petition.
  2. If you could please write to your MP to express your dismay/concerns/anger as users of Simply Cycling and therefore the facilities at the track!

If you do not live in the Wythenshawe area, local MP contact email addresses are listed below along with other relevant political representatives.

A proforma letter can be copied from here for you to use if you wish. If you have time, please personalise to include how the proposed changes will impact you specifically.

Thank you for your support.

The Simply Cycling Team.

Councillor Luthfur Rahman, Executive Member for Culture and Leisure:   cllr.l.rahman@manchester.gov.uk

Wythenshawe and Sale East Area :

Please can you write to your MP, Mike Kane and to your local councillors, Glyn Evans, Sue Murphy and Sue Cooley

mike.kane.mp@parliament.uk

cllr.g.evans@manchester.gov.uk

cllr.s.cooley@manchester.gov.uk

cllr.s.murphy@manchester.gov.uk

Area MP’s:

Altrincham and Sale West: Graham Brady altsale@parliament.uk

Stretford and Altrincham: Kate Green kate.green.mp@parliament.uk

Withington, Didsbury and Chorlton: Jeff Smith jeff.smith.mp@parliament.uk

Manchester Central: Lucy Powell contact@lucypowell.org.uk

Gorton constituency: Afzal Khan afzal.khan.mp@parliament.uk

Stockport Constituency: Ann Coffey ann.coffey.mp@parliament.uk

Cheadle: Mary Robinson mary.robinson.mp@parliament.uk

Hazel Grove: William Wragg william@williamwragg.org.uk

Denton and Reddish: Andrew Gwynne gwynnea@parliament.uk

The Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham: the.mayor@greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk

Update Aviva bid….

We’d like to say a big Thank-you to everyone who voted – we had over 2000 votes but sadly this was not enough to win! Thank you anyway!

Cost:

The charge is £2 per session per person on a bike (all ages).

There is no need to book.

Dates for your diary:

Winter hours Wythenshawe Park:

We revert back to our winter hours at Wythenshawe Park on Saturday 27th October  2018.  There will be one session 1pm – 3 pm.

Saturdays at Boggart Hole Clough

Please note that the Saturday sessions at Boggart Hole Clough will now run from 9am until 10.30am for the foreseeable future, starting on Saturday 22nd September 2018.

Christmas Holiday Closures:

Saturday 15th December: Last cycling in 2018 at Boggart Hole Clough

Friday 21st December: Last cycling in 2018 at Longford Park

Friday 21st December: Cycling at Wythenshawe 9-12 only on this day

Saturday 22nd December: Last cycling in 2018 at Wythenshawe (1-3pm)

CLOSED EVERYWHERE  then until:

Saturday 5th January 2019: Cycling re-opens at Wythenshawe (1-3pm)

Sunday 6th January 2019: Cycling re-opens at Longford Park (1-3pm)

Open as normal at Wythenshawe and Longford throughout the week.

Saturday 12th January 2019: Cycling re-opens at Boggart Hole Clough (9-10.30am)

 AGM and food!

This year’s AGM took place on November 28th at the Mess. We had a good turn out – Thank-you to everyone who attended.

Santa Ride

Thursday 20th December leaving from Wythenshawe park at approx 10.30 am returning approximately 2.30pm. Please book with Sue or Helen- tickets are on sale now!

Christmas Party

Friday 21st December at the Cringlewood. Tickets are £5 and are available to buy now from Sue or Helen.

Following the  Simply Cycling Trustees meeting (26/09/16) – We will be revising our Cycling Party arrangements and  will not be taking any new bookings until further notice.

 

Ever considered Volunteering with Us?

Simply Cycling welcomes new volunteers – we couldn’t run without them! From kitchen staff to mechanics, signing customers in to assisting cyclists on the track – we need you! If you have some time and are able to volunteer at any of the 3 tracks then please speak to Sue or Helen. Their details are on the ‘join us’ page!

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