The Facebook group Unicycle Northwest is now in its third year with over 150 members all of which unicycle or are trying to learn! We have had many group rides throughout the year, averaging a couple a month. Here are a few of our high points.
In February Rob, Steve & Julian rode around Northwich Parklands -you can still get fantastic weather and have fun riding in the depths of winter.
The Monsal Trail in Derbyshire is a fantastic ride through several long tunnels, well worth a ride.
The Pennies in the Park unicycle race attracted only 5 entrants this year - quality rather than quantity!
The Skyride city rides are a great way to get out riding -we had a large contingent at the Bolton Skyride and a smaller group went to York in the Autumn
The second national road race was held in Horwich this year, the start providing an exciting spectacle, won by Matt Morris
The 24hour event run by JUST was special, meeting up with the unicycling community. Aaron Moran in the yellow top won the event completing 301km.
Ride the lights is a highlight of the year, riding along the prom in Blackpool just after the August Bank Holiday. We had over 30 riders -lots more welcome next year...
We welcome active riders from the North West of England to joint our Facebook group - Unicycle Northwest, hope you can make some of our rides....
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JL from Northwest Unicyclists: I feel compelled to write a few things about the unicycle group I’m a part of…
Over recent months I’ve struggled with many different things and slowly over time became detached from my circus skills, I especially lacked the urge to unicycle. However it was impossible to ignore how much fun so many friends were having. I saw the posts/videos and pictures being left on the Facebook group and it would make me want to get up and get riding.
In the past three weeks I’ve rode every Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A mixture of muni, trials and other much longer trails. From the photos attached you can see that our rides are inclusive of all abilities, ages and unicycle size/type. I feel riding with others is far more enjoyable than riding alone. Riders stick together, look out for one another and generally help pass on skills. Our legendary unicycle sculptures have become a known ride tradition.
With special thanks to Julian Page, I feel the group – and what it provides is really helping lift my spirits. I am back unicycling and enjoying all my circus skills as much as I always have!