Sunday, 6 January 2019

Saturday Bike Ride

The other day I spotted a new Letterbox series just south east of Manchester not far from Stockport.  It looked perfect to do by bike as it was along a new cycle route.  We'd originally planned a walk in the Lakes this weekend but the weather wasn't looking great so we decided to head over to Stockport to do this series instead.
First things first
We parked at Stanley Green Retail Park in Cheadle Hulme to start the series.

The series starts off on the bike route that follows alongside the original middle section of the A555 that was completed in 1995.  Once you reach Woodford that's where it joins the newly opened section which continues on to Hazel Grove - this new section was only opened late last year.

The series was really well thought out and all the caches were easily found - apart from this one >> which took a few minutes to spot.  I won't give anything away here but after 12 years of caching we have never seen a hide like it, it was one of those 'hidden in plain sight' caches and very hard to spot as it blended in perfectly with the surroundings.

The series is a linear route and we cycled 12 miles.

One of the caches we couldn't search for due to a group of walkers that had stopped for a break so we found that one on the way back - that's one of the benefits of a linear route.

We rounded off the day by having a walk around Chadkirk near Romiley which is just east of Stockport.
Chadkirk Chapel

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