Bridgewater might be okay, but I certainly wouldn't want to be out and about in Fallowfield after reading THIS! (Includes mention of violent attacks at 03:30 and 04:10.)Not sure what time I'll hit the Bridgewater - will cycle a parallel route to it onroad if worried about time of day -must admit surprised by time of attack above - have always worked on the principle that late at night early morning up to about 3am may be risky but that after that (ie early) the neer do wells will be zonked drugged out leaving healthy (if mad) cyclist me to breeze along canals and the like at 3.30am.
You reckon the bridgewater is pretty safe even "after hours"?I regularly use the bridgewater canal, never had any problems, I think there were reports a while ago that someone was pushed off their bike into the canal in old trafford, but I had my suspicions that may have been self inflicted. Geese can get a bit grumpy though, especially around breeding time.