I have to meet Tom tonight at Stretford, 7.30, for an evening spin and arrangements over a long run at weekend. A strong wind pushed me along through Walkden to Worsley and Barton, then a lane route, and I was soon at the ‘Old Cock’, where Tom was waiting. Together we faced the wind along the main road to Altrincham, where we joined Chester road. Steadily surmounting the gradual climb past St Margaret’s Church, we reached Dunham Hill, and joined the Lymm road. Just beyond the Stamford Arms, we turned along a bylane which leads by the canal on to the Heatley – Broom Edge road, at the Boathouse Inn. From Heatley, we made to Warburton.
A field, just beside the road, made a good resting place, where we discussed, with the aid of maps, next Sunday’s project. Having made arrangements to meet next Sunday at Chester, 8am, for an assault on Moel Fammau, we crossed Warburton Bridge, and joined Liverpool road. With the wind now behind, we put a ‘jerk’ in it, through Cadishead, Irlam and Patricroft, where after a short chat, we parted. I soon reached home after surmounting Worsley hill, and the climb to Walkden. 40 miles