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Community Cycling Club

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Friends of Longford Park Community Cycling Club is a community initiative to encourage more people to cycle in and around Stretford.

Cycling is a fun and healthy way of getting around.

We arrange cycle rides of varying difficulty and lengths to encourage people to explore their local area by bike and provide regular opportunities for people to ride together along these routes.

It is easy to get involved - just contact us or turn up and complete one of membership forms. Once you have joined you can take part in one of our the community cycle rides. If you don’t have a bike we can lend you one (and a helmet) for a small charge.

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Community and Family Cycle Rides

Community Rides are a great way to get cycling more!

• Safe - Group rides go at the slowest pace rider. No need to worry about getting lost.
• Free - Nothing to pay- just turn up and sign in
• Assistance - Informal help, if something goes wrong with your bike. Trained mechanics on hand, if its more serious
• Social - Meet new people.
• Casual - No need for special bikes or clothes
• All Abilities - A variety of rides to suit all types of cyclist young / old / new / experienced
• Everyone Welcome – Families and children quiet roads with their parents are welcome on most rides

We also can deliver free confidence building courses through our National Standards trained ride instructors.

Cycle Repairs and Maintenance

We have professional cycle mechanics, to fix any issues.

Our mechanics provide on the spot repairs or will take your bike into their workshop and repair or service your cycle at very competitive rates.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in becoming a volunteer ride leader or mechanic?

We have volunteer opportunities available for those who want to support the project.

Quality training packages can be given to individuals who enjoy cycling and would like to support the cycle sessions delivered in the local community.

Be a Volunteer Ride Leader, National Standards Trainer or City and Guilds Cycle Mechanic.

Please contact us for more information on volunteering with Cycling Club across Trafford and South Manchester

Coming Soon???? Longford Park’s BMX Mini Track
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We have a local resident who is currently looking into the viability of developing a BMX Mini track within the park and he needs your help.

Longford BMX are a local community group working to build a Mini BMX Track (aka Pump Track) within the grounds of Longford Park, South Manchester.

The Greater Manchester area has recently became a hub for BMX riding and racing, with 3 full sized BMX tracks within the borough as well as the £24mil Indoor facility at the National Cycling Centre.

Although there are lots of larger BMX tracks and skate parks within the region we feel bringing a more accessible Mini BMX Track to South Manchester would bring many positive benefits to the community.

Starting on a balance bike at ages as young as 2 these facilities have a proven track record reducing anti social behavior (giving youngsters somewhere to go and have fun) as well as increasing cycling skills, fitness and wellbeing.

They have set an facebook page up to promote their idea and engage with the local community. For more information please visit https://en-gb.facebook.com/longfordbmx/

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Trafford Wheelers

Are a not-for-profit Charitable organisation, all-ability cycling club based at Longford Park Athletic Stadium

The club was set up in 2004 with encouragement from Manchester City Council’s Leisure Services Disability Development as an inclusive cycling club where disabled people come first.

In May 2010 Trafford Wheelers was formed

The main focus is to offer cycling to disabled people. They have over 180 adapted bikes and are confident that anyone can ride a bike regardless of their ability. They offer sessions throughout the week that are open to the public, catering for cyclists of all abilities.

The sessions are about recreational cycling where people can focus on fun and the health benefits of riding bikes.

No need to book, just go down and give it a go!

A bit more about Simply Cycling…
They have 180 adapted bikes, trikes, hand cycles, wheelchair accessible bikes, tandems and side by sides to suit all abilities
The most extensive range of adapted bikes anywhere in the country!
A strictly not-for-profit organisation. There is a small charge of £2 per cyclist per session.
Refreshments are available on site
All sessions are run by trained and qualified, committed volunteers
A ‘can do’ ethos and a policy that if it doesn’t work for you then we’ll find a way to make it work for you!

Has been recognized by the MBE for community organisations – The Queens Award for Voluntary Groups (2011) as well as Manchester, Trafford, Greater Manchester and British Cycling Sports Club of the Year and Volunteers of the Year Awards

Has received grants to purchase bikes from The Winston Runners, Manchester Airport, Co-operative Community Fund, Greater Manchester Police, Local Network Fund and Youth Opportunity Fund, Mamas and Papas and Sports England.

Session days and times:
Mondays: 9.30 – 12 noon
Fridays: 9.30 – 12 noon
Sundays: 1.00 – 3.00 pm

As they share the atheltic track, please check their website for possible closures

For more information call Helen on: 07871 621778 or email: helenhines68@hotmail.co.uk

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