February 15th. Treasurer's Trog. What a difference a week makes. This hardy annual always takes place in February and, surprisingly, we always have good weather. We enjoyed a great ride along canal towpaths, tracks and the 'Irwell Valley Sculpture Trail' with lunch at Bury. 37 miles, which, on mountain bikes, was a fairly tough ride. February 22nd. Again, we had planned a longish ride to Ribchester (about 65 miles) but the weather forecast was awful so we set off on a cold but dry morning up and over Blackstone Edge and followed back roads to Sowerby Bridge. From there we took the short but steep climb back up to the Halifax road and turned left to Hebden Bridge for lunch. We left the café in heavy rain which soon turned into sleet and then snow. It only takes about an hour to get back to Rochdale but it certainly felt like a lot longer! 38 miles in total with the last 10 feeling like 100!