GM Mayor in dramatic U-turn as he kicks off Cycle & Stride project

The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, took part in the official opening of our Cycle and Stride project. Funded by Transport for Greater Manchester with monies from the London Marathon Trust, the project has enabled us to buy three adaptive bikes, which were unveiled by the Mayor.

After admitting to a penchant for lychees, the Hacienda and yellow buses, the Mayor took the helm of a large side-by-side tandem, expecting just to do a photo-shoot with one of the people that we support. But this is PossAbilities, and an orderly queue of people formed each expecting to have a ride with the Mayor. He sportingly obliged…again…and again…and again. The bike was quite difficult to handle and asked if he was veering to the left, he replied that he was good at U-turns – something few politicians admit to.