I went for a nice day out cycling yesterday In Cheshire as the forecast was good Sunny dry with the odd shower . Onto the Cheshire Cycleways went through Style, Mobberley, Ollerton ,then onto the very busy A50 headed south to Allostock . Stopped for lunch . At Boundry Park Lake . Sat In the lovely sunshine watching the fishermen and the lovely surrounding views . Then off to Holmes Chapel to do a recce on the Dane valley way . Had to take shelter In the railway station , as the sky went very dark and there was a torrential downpour. whilst passing the time checked out the timetable for trains to Handforth for future reference . As the rain eased off I went to look for the DVW. Which I found on a private housing estate but It was closed off ,then checked the other part which went on the main A54 going East to West crossing the M6 then meanders around Middlewich . So as I was travelling towards Holmes Chapel I found the DVW ,trail again on Hermitage lane which had a Road closed sign on It also . Walkers and cyclist were going through so I went also I came along the trail On the River Dane , looked very muddy and churned up . So recce done off I went upto Goostrey around Jodrell bank and through Alderley edge to Style and home .
It was a good trip out , with lots of lovely scenenary to stop and look at . I were a bit tired and had a numbumming feeling in my rear after 36 miles
Y'see, this is all very nice, Ziggers, and it sounds like you had a great day, but it's not really the sort of post we can enjoy ourselves, and join in the fun with you.... A few pics, however, and it could have been oh so different!!
Hi ZIZAG, that was a cool ride, and you have inspired me to get my trusty stead out. And do a ride down into Manchester along the canal towpath, which would be around 30 mile round trip, nice to do in a day without killing myself.
Since moving house back in July, the bike has not turned a wheel hardly, other stuff keeps getting in the way of possible bike rides.
I have been researching Ebikes, and have come across the Raleigh Dover Nuvinci 360, very nice MTB style with mid mount motor and Nuvinci constantly variable gear hub, with a claimed 78 mile range from fully charged.
Hello Francais. I am very glad I have Inspired you to get out your trusty stead again .
Yes It was a lovely cycle around the Cheshire lanes . As I have planned many more In the future . I cant cycle on towpaths as my old Raleigh does not like the potholes /puddles and mud ,as Its a 1970 touring bike . And I have had a few hairy moments on a Canal around Chester. Broke my saddle and almost went Into the drink . Fully loaded with all my camping gear .
Anyway about your propsed trip . Are you going on the Bolton Manchester Canal towpath . Will you start at Moses gate Farnworth and go down the path to Salford to the river Irwell . Where does It go to In Manchester ?
The Ebike you have described sounds great for cycles and trips It will save you a lot of energy and give you a lot of pleasure .
I am on the Rochdale side of Manchester so will probably pick up the canal at Rochdale B&Q I have done the towpath upto Hebden Bridge along the Rochdale canal.
I am pretty sure that it also goes all the way into Manchester going the other way.
On the Ebike front I have since found out that the Raleigh Dover 360 is not available in the UK, but the same bike is also branded as a Kalkoff Sahel i360 Harmony and is imported by a UK firm although at £2200 although can be bought in Germany for more like £1700!