I would like to share with you a new group/initiative in Manchester, which I find brilliant and exciting…
Pedal MCR is:
a not for profit co-operative dedicated to recycling bicycles, offering mechanical education and promoting bicycling by helping people of all ages and background to obtain, maintain, and repair bicycles.
as per the words of the founders themselves.
They have just started up, set up the first bike maintenance course (I hope to attend one in the spring) at a fantastic price, and – for the bit I know of them – I have no doubt the courses/activities/workshops et al are welcoming and helpful, without the patronising attitude that I have encountered in some other – franchised – bike shops.
They need donations, to open a cycling community centre, as they are a not-for-profit co-op. For a great initiative, I am always up for sharing and spreading the word 😀
Good luck Pedal MCR! I hope you’ll grow stronger!