The Search

Went local today looking for some new riding spots. I hooked up wit the Fallowfield Loopline and headed east and took the trail as far as it currently goes, ending up at Debdale Park. Whilst it isn’t a mind blowing place to go there’s enough varied riding to make it a suitable alternative to the Trans Pennine Trail along the Mersey, with singletrack riding around the reservoirs and out by the golf course.

I even found a jump spot, carved out of a bit of waste land by some motocrossers, that with a bit of playing about on demonstrated another great characteristic property of the Deluxe Singlespeed – it’s a great bike in the air, almost like a 26inch BMX. After finding an alternate way back, through the Park I tried to link up with the Trans Pennine Trail by riding into Reddish Vale and looking for the Country Park.

Despite riding around for 30 minutes, I couldn’t find it and ended up going home the way I had arrived, but later consultation of the map showed I had only been one street away from finding the road that leads down to the Cafe. In future there’s now a way of linking in some interesting additional riding to the normal river run.

I found a link to this Singlespeed website earlier in the week. It’s the first time I’ve visited the site and it looks like there is some interesting stuff on there. Might be worth taking a look.

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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