It has been a bit grotty recently in the weather department around Timperley, but today I set off in the dark on my bike during a rare dry interlude.
Sunrise from the Bridgewater Canal was really quite attractive.
Just out of shot is a dredger, clearing silt from the well maintained waterway.
Also just out of shot is my bike, covered in mud.
An inconsiderate thorn then delayed my return home, but at least my hands were warmer pushing the bike than they were riding it. I hadn’t noticed the frost when I left home, lightly clad.
The purpose of the ride was to test my new lights. They work fine, but I think the charger may be faulty – surely the battery should not still register ‘full’ after an hour’s use?
Cycling along the towpath was a bit like riding through treacle. Now I know why I had a five month break from cycling between October and March last year, and a four month break the year before.