Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Pedal-Power to the People

"In February 1894 a group of young men met to discuss how they might 'combine the pleasures of cycling with the propaganda of Socialism'. They formed the Socialists' Cycling Club, a name which at their second meeting was changed to the Clarion Cycling Club, after their favourite newspaper - a socialist weekly written & published in Corporation Street, Manchester.

100 years on Manchester Labour Clarion Cycling Club invites you to join our inaugural fund-raising bike ride to Quarry Bank Mill. Comrades can choose to join the ride at any point along the route from where we head out towards Manchester Airport to take the 8-mile Orbital Cycleway to Styal Country Park. At a very leisurely pace the ride should take around two hours to complete although we will of course be stopping en route to take on liquid.

£10 will guarantee you a place in the peloton and for anybody who wishes to come along but doesn't have a bike, a number of bikes have been made available to hire for a minimal fee.

To book a place or for further information contact: suzanneDOTrichardsATeasynetDOTco.uk."

hat-tip thingy Col. Roi

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