Saturday, 21 June 2014

Day 6 Northwich to Kendal

Today was the day of random acts of kindness. More on that later.

Weather again was fabulous, and a busy section into Warrington along the A49, before stopping for supplies. Navigating through Warrington into Newton-le-willows, where we were greeted by Lucy. Complete with supplies, hugs and words of inspiration. Really great to have a friendly face to cheer us along.

Up through into haydock and joined the A 6 which we would follow for the next few days and our king not the mountains developed a painful leg, niggles earlier in the day had multiplied to the point of actual pain. So a stop for lunch in Euxton delivered some more magic cream and a 20 pound donation from the pharmacist. Very generous.

Shortly after we encountered some more mechanical problems that presented yet another act of kindness. We located the reknown wheel builders of Tarty Bikes who fixed our ailment, set us on our way whilst refusing any form of payment.

With some miles to make up. The planned route was scrubbed instead for the direct route, which meant for a hairy few miles through Preston city centre into the outskirts, made up some good time but tired out the pedallers.

Good progress saw us make it to Lancaster reaching the half way point and circumnavigate the tricky one way system. Enjoyed some magnificent scenery north of Lancashire into Cumbria, then caught some hills before arriving Kendal. B&b was lovely with the surprise that Karl and Sue had come over to relieve of us some of our unnecessary kit. A final act of kindness

Day 6 facts

Day 6 mileage 86.5
Total mileage 472
Number of hills pushed up 0
Random acts of kindness 4

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