Yesterday I spent my day along Oxford Road, and what a lovely day it was!
I went to the Withworth Art Gallery, my all time favourite, for a wonder and then met my friend, who works at the University of Manchester, for lunch. The cafe of the gallery is just wonderful! Delicious food, locally sourced and seasonal.
I then went to the MMU (Manchester Metropolitan University) to use the library for an assignment I am writing, and look who Vita met! A sister Pashley =) A Princess Classic. Might have been a bit cheesy, but I thought it would have been sweet for the two of them to keep each other company, so I parked Vita next to her… they looked quite a pair!
‘We’ then headed home, at 5pm it’s so dark! But I find the bike sheds of the university even prettier by night : ) [yes, I’ve just put ‘pretty’ next to ‘bike shed’]
For these dark nights, I’ve brought back to life my winter-lights-set-up: the front dynamo now has an additional, small strap on light, which I keep on the flashing setting and at the back the fixed rear light (LED) is paired up with a strap-on red light that I keep on my helmet all the time, also set on flashing. I find that a ‘steady’ light combined with a ‘flashing’ light catches drivers’ attention really well. In my opinion and experience, lights are the most important element for safe riding! I saw a cyclist, who was cocooned in super duper cycling gear from head to toe, but had no lights whatsoever! He just blended into the darkness… scary stuff!