After a couple of emails and a phone conversation with her dad (main support vehicle/ adviser /mechanic), we had agreed on a meeting point and time, and I sent / advised a route for the end of her day; from Broughton to Prenton on the Wirral. An ideal opportunity to use our new marsh route!
In the morning was our CTC Sunday ride, and the day dawned with sunny blue skies. I was lulled in to a false sense of summer; so pedaled 30 miles in the morning, which included some closed and quiet roads (courtesy of Etape Mercia), and rain showers. Darn it!
In the afternoon I rode out to Broughton retail park, arriving seconds after Beccy and a chap called Martin (CTC member from Hawarden) rolled up. We enjoyed a short coffee (OK, a large coffee) until it started to rain; as soon as the rain finished we set off.
|Blue Bridge near Hawarden|
We headed through Broughton, and up to Manor lane, before turning left and out to Shotton. We crossed the river Dee on the Blue Bridge, before joining the river path and then 'Zone 3' and the Burton Marshes.
|Introducing Beccy, honarary Fab lady!|
|Martin and Beccy about to turn|
into the industrial estate
that leads to the Marsh road
|L-R: Martin; Nicky; Sue; Beccy; Beccy's dad, Will.|