Last Sunday 11th December, Lady Pedal had their first social ride following the successful launch event in September. Assembling in Alexandra Park, Manchester with a perfect crisp climate for a bike ride, the group grabbed coffees at the Tea Hive before pedalling off to the destination. Lady Pedal’s front ride leader, Hannah directed us down quiet roads through Chorlton and Stretford towards the Bridgewater Canal where it was a straight trail to Altrincham (see our route here). The pace was relaxed, and the group maintained a strong formation throughout with a brief stop to de-layer in the mild winter weather! Poland was bringing up the rear to ensure we all stayed together to arrive at the football club in good time.
Our hungry riders were greeted by Tash and James, of Nicely Kitchen, the lovely hosts of the Vegan Christmas Market who kindly fed us some well-deserved delicious mince pies as a reward for using sustainable transport! The group scouted out all the yummy vegan goodies and sat down to enjoy the hot food accompanied by some warming mulled wine. The Lady Pedallers then divided, one group heading back to Manchester and another heading to the Altrincham Market piazza for more Christmas gifts and festive snacks before the ride home.
A massive congratulations to the organisers, Nicely Kitchen on putting on their first event! It was a great success and was amazingly busy! Huge thanks for the mince pies and the 10% discount vouchers which we were given as we left. Thanks also to all the riders for coming along and ride leaders for their help and support, a lovely time was had by all and the cycle ran without a hitch! We will be hosting more events, workshops and rides in the New Year, so keep a look out on social media and our website.
To everyone from Lady Pedal, have a very Merry Christmas and pedalling good year!
Write-up: Poland and Hannah Milton