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Riding Through The Storm

On the 25th of July 2004, two cancer survivors crossed a finishing line on the Champs-Élysées to complete one of the toughest endurance races in the world.  For three weeks the two men had ridden their bicycles up mountain passes … Continue reading

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Rev Up Your (Electric) Engines

It’s a common and lazy stereotype to say that women are impressed by big engines, sleek body-work and leather interiors. I’m neither common nor lazy, and as I was doing some work related research recently I made an interesting observation; … Continue reading

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Sports Personality of the Here

The Manchester Evening News has been guilty of an extra-ordinary level of parochialism with their nominations for the 2011 Sports Personality of the year. Rather than recognise the incredible successes of Mark Cavendish, Mo Farah or Chrissie Wellington over the … Continue reading

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Winter Wheelies

With the short days and the downward slide of the mercury, winter can be as welcome as a as a bacon sandwich at a bar mitzvah for cyclists. So I thought I’d take a minute to provide 3 top tips … Continue reading

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Switched On

There are still 45 days until you can rip into your presents and gorge yourself on turkey, but for Councillor Pat Karney Christmas will officially begin tonight: “Manchester’s Christmas Light switch-on has become the official start of Christmas in the … Continue reading

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Filling The Blank

Manchester should be thankful for all the rain it gets because I’m sure it’s in no small part responsible for the plethora of galleries and museums in the city centre. This blessing in disguise has given Manchester an historical edge … Continue reading

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Gunpowder, Treason and Plot

Ordsall Hall in Salford has been put to many uses in its 750 year past, including a school for clergy, a working men’s club and a radio station. It has also been proposed, in Harrison Ainsworth’s 1842 novel Guy Fawkes, … Continue reading

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