It may be an advert, but I like its message.
Even on a rainy day (and don’t we Mancunians know about rain uh?!) I love going places by bike. I wouldn’t swap back to my driving days. The more I become involved with our Manchester (and Greater Manchester) cycling community the more I bump into friends while cycling, we ride together, we exchange a quick hello. I feel happier and less stressed than those old days stuck in a car. Especially with short city trips, giving cycling a go for transportation is also fun, even despite the extra care and attention you need to have towards other road users (mind you shouldn’t the drivers be the ones most attentive? As they cause the most damage to others?).
I wish and hope that TfGM will come round to the idea of transport/utility cycling this way. A very natural way to go places, that don’t require specialist clothing, nor the need to sweat buckets, nor the need to hate or compete with drivers.
Now, for that we also do need high quality cycling infrastructure… but that, my friends, is an ongoing
battle work… for which I like to see my glass as half-full. I am creative problem-solver by trade… I refuse to be knocked down by others’ inability to see a better way, and so I continue in my path. You will see more on me, for example, involved in Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign. If you would like an alternative, viable option to driving, then do get involve. The more the merrier, right?! Right!