Just Step Sideways

Butt Farm, Beverley, East Yorkshire

We stayed at Butt Farm in mid August 2017, for three nights over a weekend. This was the first time we’ve been to Beverley and our first proper visit to East Yorkshire, excluding getting the Hull-Rotterdam ferry. Continue reading “Butt Farm, Beverley, East Yorkshire”


The Green Caravan Park, Wentnor, Shropshire

We stayed at The Green Caravan Park in early August 2017, for three nights. This was the first time we’d been camping for a few years, so we were looking for somewhere not too far for a long weekend. Continue reading “The Green Caravan Park, Wentnor, Shropshire”

Manchester United free match-day parking

It’s the start of a new football season, and we see the return of some of the less welcoming aspects of living near to a Premier League football stadium (Old Trafford). Continue reading “Manchester United free match-day parking”

Manchester Critical Mass – August 2017

Well, for one reason or another, August was the first Critical Mass I’d been on since April. Unlike last month, we were greeted with reasonable, but not brilliant weather. Though still miles better than July’s downpour. Continue reading “Manchester Critical Mass – August 2017”

We are 100!

Now I can hardly believe it, but Just Step Sideways has now reached its 100th post. When I started the blog three years ago, I was unsure whether I’d get beyond a handful of posts, but here we are, 100 posts later. Continue reading “We are 100!”

Metrolink Trafford Park Line – Trafford Wharf update

It’s been a while since there’s been an update on the progress of the Metrolink Trafford Park Line (TPL). There’s been nothing new published since a number of planning applications appeared on Trafford Council’s planning site back in January.┬áThough preparatory works have been continuing along the route. Continue reading “Metrolink Trafford Park Line – Trafford Wharf update”

Stretford public realm final drawings

I’ve now received the final drawings for the Stretford public realm improvements, as well as the Stage 2 Road Safety Audit. In keeping with the whole consultation, these have only become available after work has already started and don’t appear to have been published anywhere or shared publicly. Continue reading “Stretford public realm final drawings”

HSBC UK City Ride Manchester – July 2017

With the news last year that the sponsorship deal between Sky and British Cycling was ending, there was some doubt about whether there’d be any more city rides in Manchester. Once British Cycling announced the new deal with HSBC, it became clear the event would be coming back. Continue reading “HSBC UK City Ride Manchester – July 2017”

Netherlands 17

At the end of May, we made what seems to be our annual visit to The Netherlands. On top of our usual trip to Duinrell, we arranged to spend a week in Utrecht in an Airbnb apartment. Continue reading “Netherlands 17”

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