Tuesday 10th September 2013

I meet my friend Eileen at Simply Cycling at Longford Park every Monday and Friday morning. As well as having cycling in common we both have a liking for jazzy socks (she has got more pairs than I have), cups of tea and a shared passion for Fig Roll biscuits. Her infectious laugh often gets the group in a good mood and sometimes she composes little poems, her latest being;

“We like to go on a tandem,

We just go at random.

Helen is the weakest link,

And she gives us all a little wink.”

Helen is Helen Hines, our group leader at Longford and whilst she does wink a lot she is really the strongest link, so Eileen you made a mistake there. I won’t see Eileen for the next week as I am going on holiday but will be back the week after. Geoff

Monday 9th September

Hello, I’m Geoff and I will be keeping you up to date with all things ‘Simply Cycling’ in Trafford and Wythenshawe by posting on this blog from time to time.

Monday is always a pleasure at Simply Cycling in Longford Park, Stretford. It’s usually the same crowd and today’s cyclists, about 30 people, were all enjoying the sunny but distinctly chilly weather. I’m not sure how long the wearing of shorts will last for me! I managed to get in a couple of miles before it got busy. The gang arrived around 10.30am and they set about their circuits with the usual eagerness. Paul, the bike technician was photographing and registering frame numbers for the new security system that has been introduced since the break-in last month at the Wythenshawe track. We have retrieved some of the bikes but there are still about fifteen missing, so please keep your eyes open for any ditched in bushes or on open land and please contact us if you see anything. Thanks!

The week ahead is planned for sessions on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Wythenshawe Athletic Track and we are at Longford Park on Friday morning and Sunday afternoon. I’ve not looked at the weather forecast yet but I bet we are going to get wet sometime – putting the shorts away ’til next summer. Everyone is welcome so please come and join us!

More tales of our cycling adventures will be posted regularly… however if you can’t wait that long check out what we’ve been up to on our interactive Punkt map!