Topic: Manchester Velodrome.
Not done a beer festival for a few years but thought I'd take in this one yesterday. What a superb venue. Nearly 200 beers on tap and plenty wine and cider for the ladies. 4 separate bars and space galore. Bit weird having a slurp and watching cyclists hurtling past you at 50mph on their practice runs.
What struck me more than anything though on my way to the venue is how far we are now behind the likes of Man City. That whole complex of the Ethiad and Academy ground is awesome. The academy ground alone is better than 90% of english stadiums. Last time I was up that way, it was all railway sidings and coal yards.
All in all a grand day finished off with a pint and curry in the Moon under Water to kill an hour before train time.