Day 7 – Middlewich

thumbnail imageStill exactly on schedule. Pretty mean planning I reckon.

Longest daily ride so far but also the least hilly. It was also the hardest first 20 miles for me. I was cold and tired and had doubts about making the distance. Weather today was steadfastly cloudy and pretty chilly. Wind is still with us. Occasional light showers which were barely enough to wet the road.

The picture shows the way ahead. Beyond Andrew eating his gravel the Corve Valley curves to the northeast.

The valley road on the east side offers good fast flat cycling. We joined the B-road at Shipton and this is where I started to feel very tired. Andrew was fine though.

We stopped for chocolate at the quaint village store at Brockton and on to Much Wenlock for a proper break. An expensive and empty caf

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John Talbot

The main protagonist behind this nonsense. The website title is inspired by the lyrics of the B-side to Lily the Pink by The Scaffold. "The buttons of your mind were difficult to find and my fingers far too clumsy."

2 thoughts on “Day 7 – Middlewich”

  1. Good works dude, and excellent progress I have to say. Never toured seriously on two wheels that didn’t have an engine before so max respect for youse guys’ efforts.


  2. Sounds like you’ll benefit from a day off. Speaking as someone who’s done his fair share of cycling, in spite of currently being about as fit as Pete Doherty, I can assure you that the day off will be a miracle cure for the aches and pains. Do as little as possible and refuel sensibly and Monday morning will have removed those cobwebs from the legs. (That’s an expression I used to use when I was tired too. Amusing).


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