October 26th (Saturday) – We revert back to our Winter session hours at Wythenshawe. The single session runs from 1pm to 3pm.

October Half Term Holidays:All sessions on all sites will run as usual.

November 21st (Thursday) – we will hold our AGM at 6.30pm at the Mess Cafe. Everyone welcome to attend – please let Sue or Helen know if you are able to come so that catering can be sorted.

December 14th (Saturday)- No cycling at Boggart due to an athletics event.

December 18th – Last cycling at Boggart Hole Clough for 2019

December 19th (Thursday) – 10.30am – Christmas Santa ride and Lunch (booking required, see Sue or Helen).

AND Dec 19th 7pm – Christmas Party: tickets £5 See Sue or Helen

December 20th – Last cycling at Longford Park for 2019

December 21st – Last cycling at Wythenshawe Park for 2019

January 4th 2020 – Re-open at Wythenshawe!

January 5th 2020 – Re-open at Longford!


Below is a sample letter that you can use to contact your local MP for support regarding the urgent need for toilet repairs at the Wythenshawe track. Please copy and paste into your email and if you have time adapt for your particilar concerns and needs. Thank you.



I am writing to express my genuine dismay and concern at the proposed closure of the toilet and changing  facilities at the Wythenshawe Park Athletics track and to request your support as a matter of urgency in order  to get his situation resolved as quickly as possible.

I regularly attend the track to take part in cycling sessions.

Simply Cycling run a fully accessible cycling club at this site and have been doing so for 15 years. The track is regularly attended by 500+ visitors every week of all abilities and disabilities including Special Needs Schools, Adult Care support centres and organisations and local families and residents that may or may not have family members with special needs.

As from Monday (10th December 2018) there will no longer be any toilet facilities on site  due to the dilapidated state of the existing toilets and the Health and Safety issues this brings. The facilities have had no investment in their maintenance despite the club currently paying £5000 per year to hire the track and facilities there. At the moment we have been informed that we  will be required to use the football changing facilities and toilets located at the centre of the adjacent busy car park. As yet we have had no information about plans to repair or replace the toilets.

I feel that the proposed  arrangements do not take into consideration the needs of the cyclists and their families and little thought has been given to accessibility and safety.The proposed facilities are situated in a hazardous environment requiring users to traverse a busy car park with very uneven ground; the facilities are not in clear view of the track which will make 1:1 supervision and support impossible for some. Additionally, with no natural separation from the general public, the safeguarding of vulnerable children and adults is highly compromised.

With all this in mind I urge you to give us your support to ensure the existing facilities are repaired or replaced as a matter of urgency.

If you need more information then please contact Sue Blaylock tel: 07753 428937 or email sueblaylock2708@aol.com to discuss further or to arrange a visit.


Yours sincerely,




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June seems so far away now – but this short video is a lovely reminder of blue skies and a great day!

Every year Simply Cycling joins the parade and this year were proud to be up at the front again!


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July 2018

If you’ve been to the Wythenshawe track recently then you cannot have failed to notice our new kitchen and especially the addition of our wonderful new cupboard units!

We would like to say a big thank you to Renaker Build Ltd for co-ordinating things, The Richmond Cabinet Company in Glossop (www.richmondcabinet.co.uk)  for donating the units and Gary Williams Joinery of Bolton for their generous services installing them. Much appreciated.

As you can see from the photos everyone is very pleased and the units look great!

Nov 2017

Just a quick thank you again, as today I did 8 laps. I find it very hard to believe how at first I couldn’t do 1 lap without stopping. If I continue like this I will be able to do the Tour de France soon.

I can’t thank you and all the volunteers enough, but mostly Gregor.

Margaret Edwards

September 2017

Ray and I wanted to say a huge thank you to everyone at Simply Cycling for the last couple of years of cycling for George and then for Ivy. Everyone has been so welcoming, making the children feel safe and confident. You also provided an easy way for two grandparents to be able to introduce our angels to cycling in a safe environment so that we could relax and enjoy watching them learn. Special thanks must be given to Jeff (Geof?) Helen and Gregor. Even as a beginner cyclist I have felt able to join in cycling with my special little ones. It is a healthy activity for all the family, regardless of ability and a most wonderful community resource.
Many many thanks to everyone who makes this possible we truly appreciate all your efforts.
Much love
Diane and Ray



26th March 2015

Lana is 44 years old.

How long have you been volunteering with Simply Cycling?

I have been volunteering with Simply Cycling every Tuesday for two years.

What do you do here?

I meet and greet the cyclists and take and record the £2 subs.

Why do you volunteer for Simply Cycling?

I like meeting people, I am also a keen cyclist and I had some spare time!

What makes it fun for you?

No two days are the same, I always have a laugh and a talk to all sorts of people from all walks of life.  I can also really see how my few hours volunteering helps people and can change people’s lives.