Prestwich Monday Night Pub Ride
It is a cheeky bit in Giant’s Seat Woods, about 10m off Red Rock Lane opposite the garden centre.
It is about 30m wide, quite deep with steep sides and has a target tree in the middle of it.
It was used in HTN 1 back in 2008 and caused much mayhem and carnage for which we would like to profusely apologies*.
* The bit about an apology is a massive lie.Posted 4 years ago
Looking at your Strava then, I’m assuming that its the little loop that you did at 7.3 miles. Haven’t ridden in there but often park up by the sewage works and ride down to Philips Park from there – so will give it a try at some point.
As a kid i remember my grandad telling me that the Germans used to drop any unused bombs in that valley after raiding Manchester and needing lighten up and scarper back home. Is it really the results of a bomb or is that just a name its acquired?Posted 4 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
There’s two next to each other in Boggart Hole Clough.
Luftwaffe after the Golden Lion, innit?
Can’t think of any natural process that would create that Prestwich one.
Got to be Fritz with an itchy trigger finger.
The canal must have been a target?
Been called into work every single sodding Monday night for six months, btw – hope you all get bummed by werewolves.Posted 4 years ago
haha good picture and comment!
My Grandad worked at the Chloride battery factory at Clifton during the war – that was where most people now associate with Pilkington’s tiles factory. So in the valley there would have been a couple of railway lines, the canal, power station, water treatment works and battery factory – oh and a garden centre – so well worth tossing a few bombs in…Posted 4 years agonbtMember
I know there are actual rows of bombholes up on the top of Ruabon, round here
during the war they set up lights to mimic a 1/4 scale liverpool docks which is about 20 miles due north. Fun to ride but nothing like The Bombhole
Shame I missed this one. Free next monday but 40 miles across Manchester is a tad excessive for evening spinPosted 4 years ago
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