Monthly Archives: July 2014

Monday 28th July 2014.

Cooler this morning and the bike-ride, around Radcliffe and Bury roads, was easier as a result. A chance for some ‘wildlife photography’ presented itself too, along the Wellington Street Viaduct… …as you can see, I’m no David Attenborough… Erm, it’s … Continue reading

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Thursday 24th July 2014.

Warm bike-riding lately around the Bury and Radcliffe ooparts. Hogweeds will die-back from about now and Himalayan Balsam will line the local routes. This is harmless but does grow high and wild so take care if visibility is impaired by … Continue reading

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Tuesday 22nd July 2014.

A warm bike-ride around Radcliffe and Bury ooparts this morning. It was quiet around the railway yards – not much doing these days ‘Steam-wise’. And along the viaduct ‘up’ path Raspberries are in profusion… …there are plenty but such stuff … Continue reading

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Thursday 17th July 2014.

It was already warm at eight-thirty for a ride-around Radcliffe & Bury. Everything green at Warth and a watch is being kept for a wild plant thought to be extinct – Agrostemma Githago – the Corn-Cockle. It’s poisonous with highly … Continue reading

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Tuesday 15th July 2014.

No ride out yesterday as working. So today an easy few miles done on the bike locally. 1970’s ? oopart on two wheels brought back to life yesterday! With 27 inch wheels to contend with (8mm axle on the front) … Continue reading

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Sunday 13th July 2014.

A quick ride to Radcliffe and back between showers this morning. Been keeping an eye out for young Yates from Bury in Le Tour. He was upfront yesterday. They should put Radcliffe New Road, Ainsworh Road and Bury and Bolton … Continue reading

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Friday 11th July 2014.

A fine sunny morning over the local ooparts. Rather than just roads, and in the spirit of Le Tour, a good few cobbles were ridden today. From the neat and fairly tidy Wellington Street Viaduct the downhill path to Wellington … Continue reading

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Thursday 10th July 2014.

Sunny and warm this morning for a bike-ride around Radcliffe and Bury. Yesterday, Le Tour was a damp and dismal plod in rain and over nasty cobbled surfaces that caused many a crash. Luckily not too many serious injuries but … Continue reading

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Wednesday 9th July 2014.

A dry run but everywhere was wet after night rain. Through Radcliffe and up New Road to Whitefield. Then down the long, easy downhill Manchester Road toward Bury. Go early and its fairly quiet traffic-wise. From the Bury Road junction … Continue reading

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Tuesday 8th July 2014.

Watched Le Tourquet to Lille of Le Tour during the rain here and noticed that at times the riders reach 40 mph on the flat! So tonight, it was still a bit wet, I got the bike out (mine was … Continue reading

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