hora - Member
Hebden is nice but it seems dead in the evenings.
Funnily enough, there's loads going on, but you have to seek it out and it doesn't pay to be too fussy.
I used to go to the pictures whenever a new film came out, chess on Mondays, story telling nights at the Stubbins, music nights etc.
Trades Club is ace, run by a very dedicated bunch.
But, you can't just wander round and expect to be entertained - you have to put in the effort, which is hard when it's pitch black, freezing cold and raining horizontally.
Burnley is a great place - friendly, riding from the door, still lots going on but it's all a bit more accessable.
I know no one believes me, but pick your area and it's a superb place to live - cheap too.
geoffj - Member
Bromley Cross / Chapletown / Edgeworth
Loads of great areas all around Bolton/Bury - lots of riding and easy access to the local towns & Manchester.
Prestwich/Whitefield are probably the best of the Manchester suburbs for access to the Quays and access to great riding.
Nice places to live too - Metro (tram) if you need it, but you can ride into Manchester almost without touching a road.
Some nice local restaurants and a few great pubs.