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Closed Bridges..

2 February 2015 - 12:57pm
..on the subject of...

Horwich to Blackrod by Blackrod station, Rawlinson Lane Adlington, and Chorley Road Adlington just near to where it joins A6 by Frederick's are all closed for bridge replacement to allow electrification of the railway line. Up to 6 months. They have been putting in replacement pedestrian/cycle bridges.

Re: Ewenny rail bridge closed until June

2 February 2015 - 12:54pm
Ahhh memories, my Aunt lived in Ogmore and often went down for a visit with the bike.....

Re: Anyone not get frozen fingers today

2 February 2015 - 12:24pm
Wore my regular roomy leather gloves with thinsulate instead of my cycling gloves and it was excellent. I did wear alot on my body with several layers and a buff.





All in all a slow 45 minutes in -6C but never really got cold.

Re: Anyone not get frozen fingers today

2 February 2015 - 12:22pm
Trespass were selling off salt-based reusable handwarmers for £4/2 a week or two ago. I activate them and drop them into my sealskinz mittens. They don't stay hot long enough to work for the full trip (unlike the single-use 8 hour ones), so I leave the mittens on the radiator for a while before leaving home and use the handwarmers for the return, after I've had to mess about with keys and cold bike locks!

Re: Anyone not get frozen fingers today

2 February 2015 - 12:15pm
Core temperature as well can affect hand temps, make sure the body is warm and don't overwork in this weather.

Re: Ten Miles a Day

2 February 2015 - 12:10pm
So January is over and I managed to squeeze in 296.25 miles - so 9.56 a day. Having to do a large desk move for work meant that I couldn't get out on Saturday and top it up annoyingly.Hopefully February will be better with a few longer Saturday rides planned.

Ewenny rail bridge closed until June

2 February 2015 - 11:27am
The B4265 (Bridgend to St. Brides Major) is closed until June at the point where it goes over the railway. The bridge is being replaced. Alternative routes include the road through Ogmore by Sea, and the lane between Wick and Ewenny ( have a look at a good map).

Re: Name the landmark

2 February 2015 - 11:10am
gaz wrote:Beamsley Almshouses, at least that's what pops up on the screen when I hover the cursor over the picture .

I forgot it does that


Still, it's a beautiful building, a couple of miles south-west of Bolton Abbey

Anyone not get frozen fingers today

2 February 2015 - 11:02am
It was -5 today. For my 30 minute commute into work I wore a pair of Gore Tex winter gloves with a secondary generic woolly pair of mitts on the inside but still my fingers felt like they were going to drop off.

Anyone got some gloves combo that keeps your fingers warm for over 30 minutes in temperatures like today?

TIA

Don't judge a book by the cover.

1 February 2015 - 10:18pm
Slowroad wrote:Interested by the stories about YHA stays and young people. I think it's a shame that schools have to have sole use of YHAs now (though I do understand why) as the young people don't get to see older people using the hostels. Likely result is that they think they are just for organised school groups and don't go off for their own trips like me and my friends did. Plus it's darned difficult booking a hostel these days! (Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread a bit - it's a good theme!)

Ludicrous. Just as I think the school system of segregating by age is nuts. Both my kids will have spent all of their primary and secondary days learning with their age group. THEN they leave school and start work or uni with anyone up to the age of 65+. Cooperate and work as a team with a common goal with someone more than 3 times my age? You gotta be kidding me.

Poor blighters. How will they cope? Bad enough that their dad's in his 40s and I'm only going to get older [emoji17]

Sadness (one of my 12yo's favourite phrases)

Re: Snowy bike rides

1 February 2015 - 9:57pm
I took my cross bike out for a wee urban spin tonight. About an inch or so of snow here in Aberdeen, but the ice was scary on side roads.

Re: Don't judge a book by the cover.

1 February 2015 - 9:38pm
Interested by the stories about YHA stays and young people. I think it's a shame that schools have to have sole use of YHAs now (though I do understand why) as the young people don't get to see older people using the hostels. Likely result is that they think they are just for organised school groups and don't go off for their own trips like me and my friends did. Plus it's darned difficult booking a hostel these days! (Sorry if I'm hijacking the thread a bit - it's a good theme!)

Re: Snowy bike rides

1 February 2015 - 9:28pm
Not seen snow in the Vale of Glamorgan this winter.

Re: Snowy bike rides

1 February 2015 - 7:10pm
Friday,Rivington moor,looking toward Anglezarke moor:-

Re: Snowy bike rides

1 February 2015 - 6:26pm
It was frosty this morning with a chilly brisk northerly wind.
Clear skies out there now, and it's forecast to be similar for next week.
No snow at all, thank goodness.

This is from 2005 looking down our drive. This is as much as we get:Snow5.JPG

Re: CTC challenge rides

1 February 2015 - 5:51pm
You will put into a group of about 10 riders and given separate start times, but that is totally flexible and you can leave the group and ride with anyone or on your own if the pace is too much, but there will be plenty of chances of company from a very friendly group. There is also the Merseyside CTC ride on the 12th April from nearby Waverton, about 62 miles.

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