Monday, April 21 – Lymm

We spent this morning mending punctures, only getting out at 2.30.  Making to Barton Bridge, we took a lane route to Stretford, and then the crowded Altrincham road.  Beyond the town, Chester road took us to Bucklow Hill, where we turned for Lymm, but one and a half miles further on, turned again for Warburton.  Near Heatley, we joined another lane, and crossed the little canal, where a bridle road took us to Lymm.  Now the Warrington road, and very soon we stopped at Thelwall for tea.  Being Easter Monday, the place was full of noisy, destructive chara parties, but the cyclists hut was left alone, and we had our tea in peace.  Later, we took a walk around the rambling grounds, starting back at 6.15.  We soon entered Lymm again, then Heatley, Warburton bridge and the Manchester to Warrington road through Cadishead and Irlam.  At Patricroft, after making arrangements for an early start next Sunday, we each took our own way, I facing a breeze through Worsley and Walkden to Bolton at 9pm.  Thus ended a cycling Easter in sunny and breezy weather, good, but we should have liked the runs to have been a little longer, as we at first intended to take advantage of the holiday, and get further afield.                                                                                                                                                         45 miles