Vigil in memoriam of Harry Sievey, 6pm Monday 20th February 2017

Harry Sievey was taken far too soon, on the evening of Sunday 12th February 2017, aged just 24. He had been cycling on Mauldeth Road West in Withington, Manchester, and was pronounced dead at the scene, having been involved in a collision with a car whose driver was arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving.

A vigil will be held on Monday 20th February and a ghost bike will be installed in his memory. People are invited to assemble by Withington Library from 6:00pm for a 6:15pm start. We expect the event to conclude by 7pm.

We welcome everyone – whether cyclist, pedestrian, motorist or a multimodal traveller – to join us at the vigil to remember Harry Sievey and make a stand for safer roads, investment in cycling facilities, and cleaner air.

Facebook event. Flyers.

We hope that through urgent action on safer roads and better provision for cycling, Harry Sievey’s ghost bike will the last one we have to install in the Manchester area.

Vigil in memoriam of Artur Piotr Ruszel, 7pm Friday 13th February 2015

Artur Piotr Ruszel, aged 45, was cycling on Upper Brook Street on the morning of Tuesday 13th January 2015 when he was involved in a collision with a car. He died from his injuries later the same day.

On Friday 13th February – a month after the day of his passing – a vigil will be held at the scene, where a ghost bike is to be installed in his memory.

As well as being an opportunity for people to pay their respects to Mr. Ruszel, the vigil will call on the responsible authorities in Greater Manchester to implement a Vision Zero policy to adopt a target of zero for road traffic fatalities and serious injuries.

People are invited to assemble at the junction of Upper Brook Street and Brunswick Street from 6:30pm for a 7:00pm start.

We welcome everyone – whether cyclist, pedestrian, motorist or a multimodal traveller – to join us at the vigil to remember Mr. Ruszel and make a stand for safer roads.

Responsible authorities should adopt Vision Zero policies without delay, for all our sakes.