August Critical Mass comes as summer is beginning to fade, with autumn and darker evenings on the horizon. After a couple of weeks of distinctly autumnal weather, we were greeted to a return of the summer sunshine. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – August 2018”
The Stretford Cycleway has been a long time coming, it now seems an age since it was first discussed at the Trafford Cycle Forum. Its origins are from a very different time, prior to Greater Manchester having a mayor or cycling and walking commissioner and Trafford Council changing leadership. Funding was from the old CCAG2 pot, with the financial limitation having quite an impact on the scheme. Continue reading “Progress on the Stretford Cycleway – August 2018”
For those that don’t know, Bee in the City is a sculpture trail taking place across Manchester, summer 2018. It consists of over 100 giant and 130 medium bee sculptures that have each been decorated by different artists. It’s similar to the cow parade that visited Manchester back in 2004 (was it really that long ago?).
July’s Critical Mass was the first I’ve been to since April, and it definitely felt like a while since the last one. The forecast was threatening thunder storms, but we were treated to glorious sunshine and warm weather. A little too warm, if anything. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – July 2018”
On our penultimate day at Duinrell, I had chance to head out for a bike ride while the rest of the family headed for a different kind of ride in the theme park. Looking for somewhere new to go, I set my sights on Zoetermeer, having never been there before. Continue reading “Netherlands 18: The route to Zoetermeer”
As we do most years, we spent the second week of our Netherlands trip in 2018 at Duinrell. For those that don’t know, Duinrell is a holiday park, located in the town of Wassenaar, 10km north of The Hague. Continue reading “Netherlands 18: Around Wassenaar”
No trip to Duinrell would be complete without a visit or two to Wassenaarse Slag, the closest beach to the holiday park. The beach is just a short 5km away from Duinrell, and the sand goes on for miles. Continue reading “Netherlands 18: The route to Wassenaarse Slag”
We spent the second week of our Netherlands 18 trip at the place that’s starting to feel like our second home, Duinrell. We’ve been going to Duinrell for quite a few years now. There’s many reasons why we go, one of which is the proximity of places like Madurodam.
The Dutch are renowned for their skills at reclaiming land and controlling the sea, they’ve been doing it for centuries. Anyone with a basic knowledge of Dutch geography will know that much of the land in The Netherlands is below sea level, and is protected by dikes, keeping the sea at bay. Continue reading “Netherlands 18: A ride on the Houtribdijk”