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Second City Divide is a bike-packing route between Glasgow and Manchester; two proud Second Cities linked by, if you look carefully, some of the UK’S best all-road riding. (www.secondcitydivide.cc)
«The way out of Manchester is nice, following the Ashton Canal and quickly ending in the countryside. I turn back from time to time to check the distancing view on the city. It still seems huge from up here.
The climbs are tough and I finally join the Pennine Bridleway. Dry masonry walls as far as the eye can see, uncountable sheep and a path that alternates between alternately smooth and very rocky. This is going to be tough, but I’m also very glad to be here.
The bottom of my pannier catches a rock on one of the stony descents – my first (and only) crash of the ride; one pretty bruised, scratched and bleeding arm and a broken pannier hook. Too bad.
Read Gaëlle’s full story at https://www.secondcitydivide.cc/july-…
Filmed & Produced by Gaëlle Bojko
Comment: Luke J. Douglas (Founder of Second City Divide)
Music: Ithaka – «Journey»
Thumbnail Design: Marko Sajn