I took the bike out for a proper ride last night, and it just kept on getting longer. The conditions were perfect and the machine proved extremely easy to ride, so I ended up taking in a decent chunk of the Wigan - Warrington - Manchester triangle, including the formidable-looking Warburton Toll Bridge:

Warburton Toll Bridge

Image by Craig Sunter

Since this is something I plan to do a lot from now on, I'm tracking my cycling with Strava, via the Android app. I'm not going to post about every ride (unless I find anything particularly interesting to note down), but I'm going to try to track them all, with one eye on doing some of the big charity rides in the next year or two.