10p for the first one to spot the tower!

Another lovely Wednesday evening last night. Plenty of sunshine and a bit breezy. I went for a ride on the cyclocross bike because I was running a bit late but still wanted to put in a respectable amount of miles as I’ve had a pretty disrupted week this week. I’ve not had chance to ride as much in the mornings although I’ve done a fair bit of running. I went up through Ainsworth, Bradshaw, Belmont, Egerton ending up at Rivington. Bounced along the bridleway and dropped down into Horwich then back home.

On the road from Belmont to Rivington Barn I was caught by and started chatting to a roadie who recounted the episode recently involving his now-smashed carbon “other” bike and some Easyjet baggage handlers. That’s not what I wanted to hear considering we’re flying to Geneva with Easyjet, so I promptly dropped him. Serves him right for telling me my bike was “interesting but looks heavy”. Does this look heavy to you?


Admittedly it’s probably a lot heavier than the sleek-looking sliver of aluminium and carbon that he was riding.

From the top of the hill at Rivvy, I could see the sun setting over Blackpool tower, which was nice. I had a natter to Stuart the Olympic runner up there too, although he wasn’t running this time. His girlfriend was as excited as I was about the view of the Tower!