Day 8: Chester to Forton

Miles travelled: 70

Metres climbed: 450

Bike shops visited: 2

Having just posted home our unwanted items to lighten our loads (including my rain coat!) We set off from Chester in light drizzle which quickly became heavy rain 😦 Yuck!!

After about 12 miles as we were climbing a hill out of Frogsham I got our first puncture of the trip… Luckily Frogsham had two bike shops, one of which speedily replaced my inner tube and even gave me a headlight for my bike and the other had a perfect replacement rain jacket! Oops! After warming ourselves at Old Hall Hotel, which sadly had  fake fire, but they did make up for it by giving us towels!!

Feeling much warmer in my new raincoat, we pushed on over the estuary on the scariest dusk carriageway bridge ever… Through Rainhill… Where the locomotive was invented…image

Then to Dentons Green for an amazing lunch… Mummy had her second bowl of porridge (we’ve discovered it really is go mixture!) and two portions of yummy carrot cake…

From there we pushed on into Lancashire and discovered our favourite road yet – the A6, maybe not the prettiest, but certainly the most direct and flat we’ve been on 🙂

Dinner was possibly the best yet… Huge vats of pasta which would probably have been enough to sustain an army!

Even better the charming waiter said we could follow the A6 all the way to Ullswater, and while it is flat until Kendal, from then on the route gets a little “Bumpety Bumpety”!

Oh well… Bring on the bumps!! One day till rest day 😉

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3 thoughts on “Day 8: Chester to Forton

  1. Siobhan McNab

    Really enjoy reading your updates. Great photos! It’s porridege all the way then now I guess 😉
    Lots of love and enjoy your rest day!!!
    S.xxx

  2. Patrick Whetter

    Awesome efforts ladies, so impressive!

    Patrick W

  3. Patrick Whetter

    Awesome effort ladies, its exhausting just looking at the pictures!

    Keep up the great work.

    Patrick

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