We think Manchester is full of fascinating, inspiring and boundary-pushing cyclists. So, this summer, we’re putting on a series of free talks at our Manchester shop, to give you the chance to meet them.
Each talk will last around 40 minutes followed by a Q&A.
Every one of these talks is free to attend, plus we will be laying on free refreshments. Advance booking is therefore required (to give us an idea of how much booze to buy in).
Manchester Series Speakers
Wednesday 1 July, 7:30pm
Manchester cycle lawyer Jane Bedford McLaren offers an insight into how the law affects UK cyclists, and how to protect yourself – both physically and legally.
Tuesday 19 May, 7:30pm
Registered blind athlete Steve Bate talks about his incredible achievements, which include climbing El Capitan solo (rated rock climbing’s toughest challenge), winning the national para-cycling road and time trial championships, and his road to the Rio 2016 Paralympics.
Thursday 28 May, 7:30pm
Andy is a qualified sports scientist and coach who has worked with cyclists of all abilities from beginner to British Cycling pro level. Who better to offer insights into preparing yourself for any upcoming ride? A perfect Bike Co-op speaker, Andy was originally from Edinburgh and is now perfectly settled in Manchester.
Tuesday 2 June, 7:30pm
Wed 10 June, 7:30pm
Inspiring local cycling advocate Amanda Phillipson is a Breeze Champion and a SkyRide Leader and Cycling Instructor. As the first female captain of South Manchester’s Withington Wheelers (established 1931) Amanda delights in dispelling the myth that cycling clubs are not welcoming to women.