The afternoon rain kept this a small ride, along with many regulars having gone to Glastonbury or away on holiday.
However, a reasonable sized crowd formed
with one special guest...
We rode down the hill from Albert Square onto Deansgate
then back up market street and onto Cross Street and back through Albert Square.
Then onto Fountain Street
where the narrow cycle lanes were superfluous
and into the Northern Quarter.
The penny farthing was back this month.
We then dropped down London Road
and onto Grosvenor Street.
and finally into Manchester Science Park
finishing at the Old Abbey Pub which had been warned of our arrival and had put on food for the riders. The ride kept the pace fairly slow and I kept the music quite slow and gentle to fit the mood.