Saturday, 15 May 2010

Riding out of Manchester

Working as a freelancer some blocks you don't work with people and other blocks you see them everyday. The last block I have hardly been with any of my friends so Phil and I arranged to meet up for a ride. The plan being meet at the office, ride out into the hills, back to his, food and then home for me. It was a bit of a later start to the ride as I manage to lose loads of time and leave late for the office. But once there we headed off, weaving through the rush hour traffic out of Manchester and towards Ashton.

From there we headed through Stalybridge and out to Broadbottom. Then the real climbing started. Up monks road.

I hardly ever ride in the hills now as most of my miles are commuting so I was pleasently suprised to be pulling away from Phil slightly, he is a good hill climber. I think dragging kiwi around has helped!

At the top it was time to descend into Hayfield and stop for a pint. A text to Rich and the next thing we know we are at his house eating curry. Lovely. Leaving at twenty to eleven it was going to a late night. At 1am, 30miles later I got home and straight to bed. Tired but happy after a great evening. Adventures can happen even when they are not planned!


  1. you rode on your own 30 miles in the middle of the night back home?! lost for words...

  2. Yes it was maybe a little silly.