Bradford

Where’s the Puck?

Well, so far so good.

On Saturday the CrossCountry Trains service from Dundee to Exeter got me from Kirkcaldy to Leeds on time and in just under 4 hours. It was a comfortable journey too – by booking many weeks in advance and using my senior railcard, the 1st class carriage had become affordable.

4 Trains

From Leeds to Bradford is just a few minutes on a local service.

I’d chosen the Jurys Inn in Bradford because on the map it seemed to be a short walk from both the railway station and the main focus of the trip – the ice arena. I was right. Jurys isn’t a brand I’ve used often, but this one has been fine. A quiet and comfortable 6th floor corner room.

6th Floor

The weather was cold and wet when I arrived, so walking around the city centre wasn’t appealing.

Alhambra Theatre

The reason for coming here was my son’s ice hockey match for Edinburgh Universities against Leeds Universities. A 22:30 face off in an ice arena which has seen better days.

Zamboni Flood

It turned out to be an entertaining and competitive game, with Edinburgh winning 6:2. That keeps Edinburgh on top of their league – the British Universities Division 1 (North).

Huddle

Next, Sheffield on Sunday night.

ⓒ iain taylor, 2018

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