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Thursday, 20 May 2010

City of Green

I bought a bike last week, mainly for my daughter to cycle to school on, a round trip of only one mile. On Thursdays she walks to school as she has a trumpet lesson, and so that lovely bike was just sitting there this morning looking forlorn and dejected. I have not cycled for around 25 years but let's face it, it's like ... well, it's like riding a bike. You never forget how.

I live in the suburbs of Manchester, the second largest city in the UK. I'm only 3 miles from the city centre which I avoid like the plague, but only half a mile up the road from my house is the Fallowfield Loop, a stretch of converted disused railway line that runs for miles and miles. This is where I headed this morning on a gloriously warm and sunny day, and this is what I found.

The peace and quiet was amazing. A few people were out walking their dogs and several retired gents were cycling the route. I met a lovely chap with his two small dogs and we got chatting. Turns out he is a creative type, writing, painting, alternative lifestyle and very interesting brain. Manchester never ceases to amaze me. How green is my city!


  1. Looks like a lovely quiet place. Must get my bike out, it's looking very rejected, hasn't been ridden in years!

  2. I haven't ridden a bike in years!


  3. Wow, place looks so peaceful. What a blessing to have that little slice of heaven so close by. Sounds like you really enjoy life as much as I do absorbing it all in. Looks like you can smell the fresh air in the pictures. Thanks for sharing. :-)