A quick ride around again as rain threatened all the time – it’s pouring-down now.
Drizzly and cool – great for bikes if you don’t hang about – so a ride along roads rather than routes. City of Wells again at Bury South, but rain spots deemed not waiting as it was coaled-up. Witherslack had already gone. (Missed it) Flying Scotsman soon.
New bike far better on hills.
Didn’t take any pics – doh!
Sunny but not too warm for five biked miles earlier. A Heron flew alongside a few yards (pic one) – several in fields across canal. Cormorant (or two?) at Elton Reservoir.
Steamers at Bury South – City of Wells (pic two) and, I was told, Witherslack Hall was at sheds getting ready.
Good bike weather and all local routes seem okay – even Nature Trail is mainly dry with just one mud-patch.
Pic three is just ‘the straight bit’ (of canal) returning to Radcliffe after Bank Top Bridge (Scaffolded Bridge) NCR 6.
Rain early-on then a quick bike-ride before it rained again. Far cooler too but okay for bikes.
Sunny this morning so a ride to Radcliffe to access The Nature Trail (Sculpture Trail some call it). This goes (more or less) to Manchester along what were railway and older canal routes – although canal remnants are sparse lately. The old iron railway bridge still spans Irwell just behind adsda’s and bike-route 6 is well marked. Pic one on that bridge.
Pic two; by one of the Sculpture Trail monoliths. It’s twenty feet high or more.
Pic three; On motorway bridge at Prestwich. Turned back from here – over nine miles biked in all. Trail is okay, just one or two muddy bits.
That’s a bit better. Mrs C said use it. But, noticed Amazon are selling me book for £8.20 yet I priced it at $2.99! Some profit there eh? I’ve rectified things. (i.e., told Amazon to stick it up … you know, rectified!)
Pic two is of blooming greenery at the ‘start’ of Daisyfield’s foresty bit. Some big trees for the middle of Bury.
It’s supposed to be roasting hot today but was, earlier on, quite nippy around the bike-routes.