This year we were over the moon to become the Great Manchester Cycle’s official mechanic – a big job for a small company! We pulled in all our mechanics from Leeds and Sheffield, and, of course, Manchester – and a posse of staff came down from Edinburgh to do the ride too.
Like swimming your first length or playing your first chord on the guitar, learning to ride a bike is one of those lifetime landmark achievements you will never forget.
You might set off with a feeling of trepidation. You might wobble a little. Then suddenly it all comes together. You realize that you can balance, steer and pedal simultaneously. The feeling of empowerment is intoxicating.