Starting at 2pm in MediaCityUK, we arrived for Dom Whiting‘s Drum & Bass on the Bike ride. If you don’t know who Dom is, he’s the Drum & Bass DJ who’s been cycling round various UK towns and cities on his rather fantastic adapted bakfiets cargo bike, find out more about him on Facebook or watch his videos on YouTube.
There’d been a fair amount of publicity, including a piece in the Manchester Evening News, so we were expecting a good crowd. Well, we weren’t disappointed, there was a fantastic turnout!
After squeezing over the narrow bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal, we headed past Manchester United, then along Talbot Road. We then turned left at Westpoint and onto the A56 and carried on down Deansgate.
Taking a right onto Peter Street, we briefly stopped in St Peter’s Square, before carrying on onto Princess Street and then Portland Street.
Passing through Piccadilly, we did a quick lap into the Northern Quarter, before heading back down Portland Street.
Turning left onto Oxford Road, we carried on straight, until we reached Platt Fields Park where the ride ended with a bit more music after the crowd were shouting out for more.
We had a fantastic time on the ride, as did many other people riding along. The atmosphere was really friendly, even drivers we passed were getting into the spirit. It was chaotic at times, with so many people and many not used to a Critical Mass style ride, but that’s to be expected.
It’s really got me in the mood for Critical Mass. Hopefully, we’ll be able to do it next month!