Just tried the route for later on this month, starting from Chorlton Water Park’s car park (Maitland Avenue, Chorlton, Manchester, M21 7HW ) departing at 10:30 we are off to Media City and then picking up the N55 route along a disused rail line towards Bolton then on to Nob End (yes, really!) a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI), down to Ringley to The Horseshoe, a really nice pub for lunch, then along the N6 Irwell Valley back through Salford to Manchester. I suspect we will be back in Chorlton Water Park by 3:30/4:00. Numerous photo opportunities throughout the day, lets hope the weather is good for cycling.
There is a lot of traffic free trails, short sections of main & minor roads, canal tow paths, cobbled streets, a short muddy section. I’ve just ridden it on my TSR 9, 35 miles in all. Can’t deny there are a few hilly bits both up & down - make sure your brakes work well as we will be on the new cycle provision through the curry mile in Rusholme (south Manchester) where the locals don’t currently understand cycle lanes; where they stand acting like bollards or use the cycle lane for overtaking with baby buggies etc.
Hope to see you at the start point - if you are coming please let me know.
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