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Sunday, 12th August, 2018.

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!

Saturday, 11th August 2018.

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.

Thursday, August 9th 2018.

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.