Posted by: Simon Berry | 2 June 2006

The stage with local knowledge – Stage 7


Joined today by Ken from the local Cycle Club, on the left. (Luke centre and Adrian on RHS). Ken knew all the back ways and took us on some beautiful off-road routes down to the water’s edge. We also enjoyed a ferry ride across the Mersey…

So, we get an extra bonus tune today to reflect all that water: Syrens – not an iTune but a free download as it’s by unsigned band Mr Trebus featuring a certain Emma Berry on vocals (also wrote lyrics and melody), otherwise featured on this blog as the Promo Vest Designer, and booker of all of our accommodation on route.  Download the mp3 file here for free
(5.5Mbytes). Thanks for everything Emma and for being with us today in voice, at least…

The weather continues to be superb. Not a drop of rain so far. The only issue is that persistant north easterly wind that won’t leave us alone.

Reached our accommodation in Preston by 7pm which is a record. But tomorrow is going to be a real challenge, through Lancashire, Cumbria and into Scotland: 125miles including the ascent of Shap. Adrian, who is sensible, will leave us in the morning. But will Luke’s knees hold out?

Stats – coming later

Complete stage Net ascent (decent) ft:
Distance miles:
Average speed mph:
Time in saddle: 00:00:00

Cumulative Distance:

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