Careful if you use the fallowfield Loop Manchester

Discussion in 'Commuting' started by Gatley lass, 5 Jul 2016.

  1. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    I need to get down there more often, barstewards!
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    With a big iron stick.
     
  3. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Location:
    London
    If you love it that much I have a gpx route from Wolverhampton to the Bridgewater that uses a lot of canal - never knew there were so many around Stoke until I rode it one night - didn't need suspension.
     
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  4. Blue Hills

    Blue Hills ^

    Location:
    London
    ah - yes - cycled along it the other day - geese did look rather fearsome.

    rest of my route was route 55 from bolton to monton - never been on it before - an old railway line by the looks of it - bits of that maybe seemed a bit quiet/potential for trouble. But hopefully that doesn't suffer from similar issues as will probably be using it again soon.
     
  5. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Location:
    Manchester
    The loopline from Monton is no trouble apart from being busy with families and dog walkers at weekends.
    Avoid it at 9am Saturday mornings when the park runners use it.
    It is well used by commuters.
     
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  6. Katherine

    Katherine Guru Moderator Photo Winner

    Location:
    Manchester
    The loopline from Monton is no trouble apart from being busy with families and dog walkers at weekends.
    Avoid it at 9am Saturday mornings when the park runners use it.
    It is well used by commuters.
     
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  7. Vantage

    Vantage The dogs chew toy

    As @Katherine said, the Roe Green loop line is a nice route.
    I used to use it frequently going to my fiancées in Davyhulme and at all hours from early am till late pm. Never once had an issue with anyone else.
    I don't remember passing hordes of runners but dog walkers, commuters and mums with prams groups are aplenty.
     
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  8. Hacienda71

    Hacienda71 Mancunian in self imposed exile in leafy Cheshire

    Location:
    Wilmslow, Cheshire
  9. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    That is really strange. Fly tipping on an industrial scale, and the mixture of waste almost looks like it has come from the back of a refuse wagon.
    i wonder if is just an employee of a waste firm that decided to drop his last load of the day and go home, in protest at pitifully low wages or working conditions?
     
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  10. raleighnut

    raleighnut Guru

    Location:
    On 3 Wheels
    It sounds like he must have driven a heck of a long way to do so though, the waste appears to have been from 'daan saaarf', wonder if anyone has just bought a bin wagon on Ebay.
     
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  11. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Rode the Floop from Audenshaw out to the Fallowfield Sainsbury's and back this morning.

    Quite disappointingly routine! I wasn't threatened, robbed, intimidated or challenged in any way, in fact all the interactions I had with other users were very civil and polite exchanges. I also failed to encounter any mountains of rotting refuse or gangs of undesirable youths. It was a pleasant and efficient way to navigate across South Manchester in the morning rush hour, certainly much better than the alternative which was to take the car and risk sitting in queues for longer than the 40 minutes the bike journey took.
     
  12. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    The 'undesirables' don't get up until the afternoon. TBH, never had any trouble myself on it.

    PS there is a Sainsbury's near your home....:tongue::bicycle:
     
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