Funeral arrangements for David Wiggins

For cyclists who are coming by bike to the funeral this coming Thursday (31st October), please meet at 2.15pm, just inside Stockport Crematorium gates, at the small island. Riders will then accompany the cortege to the Rowan Crematorium. The ceremony will be at 2.30pm.

Bikes on Scotland's west-coast trains

Geoff Southworth has pointed out that at least one rail area is taking notice of cyclists:

Stockport’s plans for cycling and walking

Stockport has been allocated signifcant funding to develop new cycle routes. You can view Stockport’s plans here: It may take some time if you want to look at all the detail, but you can select the parts that interest you and you can submit comments online. There are written descriptions as well as highways department maps for each scheme.

If you want to look at GM as a whole (the Bee Network), then the interactive map at is a useful resource. It’s also easier to read than some of the Stockport maps because you can zoom in and also choose which information to display.

Robinson’s Brewery Tour

Neil Hepburn was wondering if anyone would be interested in this tour. It lasts 60 — 75minutes and includes three 1/3 pint samples. It costs adults £9.95, concessions £8.95. Maybe, either before or after, we could go for a pub lunch. If anyone is interested please contact me on 

David Wiggins

It is with great sadness that we learnt of the untimely death of SMCTC member David Wiggins. David was well-known to regular Wednesday Vets riders and was riding regularly with us until only a few weeks ago. He died of pancreatic cancer, aged just 63. He was such a popular rider, always cheery and chatty, and was normally very fit, having been a runner and also a member of Stockport Community Cycling Club, as well as a Bikeability trainer for kids in Stockport. He will be missed very much, and our hearts go out to his wife, Helen, and family.

The funeral is to be held on Thursday October 31st at 2.30 pm at Stockport Crematorium. Then at the Elizabethan on Heaton moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport.

If any CTC friends wish to come on their bikes and dressed in Lycra then that will be great. (A number of SMCTC members plan to attend by bike — details to follow.)

David Wiggins

New cafe at Antrobus

Neil Hepburn reports a new cafe in Antrobus:

I was out riding today and came across this little jem,

Antrobus Comunity Tea Room and shop
Open 10am — 3pm
Serves teas, coffees, teacakes and a great display of home made cakes
There is limited seating inside, but there are some tables outside.

A mug of Tea and a Toasted Teacake £2.50, a bargain.

It's in the car park of the village hall:
Knutsford Rd
07938 703463

Annual Christmas Quiz

Our resident quiz master, David Street, will organise a quiz night at the Club Room in Cheadle on Thursday 12th December, at 9.00 pm.