Chaos Mass: Mayday weekend in Manchester starts with bike ride

29.04.2006

Mayday celebrations in Manchester began yesterday (Friday) with a Critical Mass. Numbers of cyclists had almost doubled from previous months.

Yet, the Mass alos turned out to be more chaotic than usual. 40-50 cyclists could not agree on how fast to go, whether to stop at red lights etc. In the beginning the tail of the ride got lost several times.
When a police car turned up for the second half of the ride, cyclists quickly made the decision to end the Mass in a pub. No one wanted to repeat the police intervention from 2 months ago. The police watched everyone settle down with their beers and then left.