Sunday, 4 August 2013

Pier head to Pier to Pier

The good weather recently has been ace for riding and for going the seaside so i thought I'd combine the two. I took the track bike and headed out from the pierhead and went up the Formby bypass and got to Southport pier pretty easy as the wind was very gentle. From Southport pier you could see Blackpool off in the distance. After a quick breakfast I headed off out towards Preston. the flat roads and cycle paths are pretty fast and the wind stayed very calm. Preston to Blackpool took me away from the main roads and kept me close to the coast. The route stayed flat and fast and I could see the Tower again from the North Promenade approach. Black prom has had a major facelift, art instalations and new sea defences are all great but Blackpool remains the same, stag and hen do's are out and about at 11am. The comedy carpet was a good distraction from me being a social sneering snob at the lurkers. After a good mooch I bought fish and chips for £2 and a whole bunch of bars of rock and headed home.

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