On Saturday we popped into Manchester to a bike fair in St. Anns Square where there were a good number of 2 wheeled attractions. We marvelled at the skill of the stunt bike riders who climbed up impossibly high structures and leapt down 8 foot drops without any trouble. Amongst the other attractions were a wacky bike arena for children to try out penny farthings, clown bikes and other oddities. There were stalls for all the usual suspects: Greater Manchester Cycling Campaign, FOE, Manchester City Council and GM Police in addition to a cycle version of ‘pimp my ride’ and a push-bike powered smoothie maker.
We then took in the German Market in Albert Square where we enjoyed a beer in the sunshine and Maria charged around a mock Bavarian chalet/bierkeller, flirting with anyone who’s gaze she could catch. Just before leaving town we caught Tony Watts and the Manchester School of Samba playing outside M & S. I noticed that the surdos were struggling to keep up with the pace Tony was setting but he soon straightened them out.