Monthly Archives: April 2014

Wednesday 30th April 2014.

Warm and dry again for the morning’s bike-ride. An unusual plant was spotted and it is indeed and oopart! The second pic of of an English Bluebell (as opposed to a Spanish one). Even these are becoming unusual, if not … Continue reading

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Tuesday 29th April 2014.

Quite warm this morning and the local bike-routes are all dry, clear and open. The wind blows you up to Bury.

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Monday 28th April 2014.

A dry ride again this morning and they were shunting Thomas back into his shed at Bury South. Then a clear ride back along the canal tow-path to Radcliffe. Back to school for many today so much more traffic than … Continue reading

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Sunday 27th April 2014.

A touch windy this morning going up to Bury via Dumers Lane. At the railway bridge a shunting engine appeared to be waiting for something… Then a large steam engine drew up – The Great Marquis – awesome stuff from … Continue reading

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Saturday 26th April 2014.

Along roads up to Bury and then off-road and along Hinds Lane. Hogweeds are both sides of the path at the Wellington end so take care. They’re growing fast too. Hogweed plants can be seen over 100 yards along this … Continue reading

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Friday 25th April 2014.

A dry ride this morning and off-road paths are clear of mud and water. Watched several agile birds feeding (?) on the wing. Then they land on the sheep fields…

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Thursday 24th April 2014.

Fine and sunny for a bike-ride to the railway bridge at Belle Vue Terrace. While on this town-centre oopart of a bridge a large steam oopart was approaching below… Today I had time to get me camera out as the … Continue reading

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Wednesday 23rd April 2014.

A dry ride this morning and Hinds Lane is, at the moment, puddle-free! But if walking or cycling down there stay clear of plants as in the photograph. Giant Hogweed. Touching its stems or leaves can cause nasty ‘burns’ to … Continue reading

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Tuesday 22nd April 2014.

There is, or was, a ‘road-up’ just by Radcliffe Town Hall on Spring Lane – take care turning left from Water Street! It was fine when I set out but then the rain came. Local wildlife was running about by … Continue reading

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Monday April 21st 2014.

Cold but dry this morning and a longer ride, through Radcliffe to Whitefield and then back along Manchester Road to Bury Road and the canal. A good few miles – much of it uphill along Radcliffe New Road. There is … Continue reading

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