Cedric's Challenges

During the Covid pandemic lockdown in 2020 it was not possible to organise group rides and members could only cycle individually or in small groups.  In this context, Cedric suggested weekly challenges for destinations which not only provided a focus for members but also gave an opportunity to learn more about the rich heritage of our surroundings.  These are described below so that members can take up a challenge at any time and become more familiar with the local landmarks.  Googling will provide more information.  Enjoy!

1          Patricroft                       Nasmyth’s Steam Hammer

2          Castlefield                     Giant’s Basin where the Bridgewater Canal overflows into the River Medlock

3          Buille Hill Park               Dilapidated glass house and the Fudge Tree in nearby Lightoaks Park

4          Irlam & Cadishead        Bob’s Ferry memorial plaques, a fireless locomotive and Keighley Junction signal box

5          Abram                           Morris Dancers Ground, Polly’s Pond and the Maypole colliery memorial plaque

6          Davyhulme                    WW2 anti-aircraft gun emplacement

7          Barton Moss                  Salford's only remaining trig pillar (triangulation point)

8          Little Lever   5 bridges around Nob End

Please e-mail rides@marinamilers.uk with any suggestions for other local rides.