4th May 2015

The Manchester Series – meet Manchester's Cycling Superheroes

The Manchester SeriesWe 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


Jane Bedford McLarenWednesday 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.

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Past events

Steve Bate

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.


andy-kirklandThursday 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.


Tim LawsonTuesday 2 June, 7:30pm

Tim Lawson is the man behind Secret Training and a founder of SIS. It would be hard to think of anyone better qualified to deliver an informed talk on sports nutrition.


Amanda PhillipsonWed 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.

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