Sunday, 12 October 2008

To the Pike!

Another day that started damp and misty turned into a beautiful day later. Went along Middlebrook Valley Trail to Horwich, then up to Georges Lane and the usual route to the Pike. At the top no view, very misty and humid, but started to clear while I drank my coffee. A lot of riders out this morning, amazing so early. Went down the Ice Cream Run, then to Rivington.

Tried to look up Leadmines Clough, but the bridleway ran out soon, returned over the moor to the bottom barn for a cup of tea.

Another superb day in the sun.

25 miles, nearly 4 hours with stops.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Sunday Ride

After a really dull and damp start to the day, it turned into a fantastic autumn day, bright sunshine, not much wind and totally clear sky. I set off to explore a little bit further along the Bridgewater Canal and the Leeds Liverpool. I joined the canal at Leigh. This stretch of the canal, the towpath actually, is due to be upgraded to a cycle track in the near future, its a great ride. Unfortunately the last week of rain has turned to towpath into a mud bath! but its still a very nice ride. I called at the gym in Trafford Park for a swim and coffee and then back home along Route 55, which would be a fantastic route if if it were maintained even a little bit. Anyway 27 miles, according to my computer, Mapmyride doesn't show the side trip to Pennington Flash and along the Leeds Liverpool.

Note Route 55 joins Bolton and Monton via a disused railway line.

Thursday, 2 October 2008

This week saw the end of the fine weather, we have had 4 days of heavy rain and a lot of wind, got soaked two days already, but I still managed 4 days to work and back by bike. At the end of the week I will have managed 1800 miles, (2,880 kms), which is nothing by the standards of other local bloggers!