After having a great time at the Wheeler's Brunch organised by LC of NaturallyCyclingManchester I decided to ride back up the Canals to get back to Hyde. It's a bit more hard work in this direction as the locks are all uphill so it's easier to jump off and push on some of the cobbled sections especially on the 20" wheels of a Triumph Twenty.
Someone has done a bit of work to the towpath around Dukinfield. Last week this stretch had got some very big potholes, which have now been filled with a gravel sand mix. It's better than nothing of course, but little more than a short term fix.A little further a tree has fallen and blocked the canal completely. Doesn't look like it will be the easiest task to remove.