Monday, 30 July 2007
Day 9 - Preston to Prees
It was a sunny day mostly. An undulating ride, with no really sharp hills. The route took the boys out of Preston via Wigan and Warrington, into Shropshire close to the Welsh border at Whitchurch and on to the Green Lane Farm campsite.
There'd been more rain here in the previous week and it was squelchy underfoot in places. There was a new toilet block with large showers. A Grandma and Grandad had brought some of their grandchildren for a few days's camping, and they seemed to be the only others on the site. The kids were excited at the prospect of some company.
There was a play area, football net and basketball hoop.
The lads turned up at 7pm. The cross bar on Tom's bike had sheared shortly before their arrival, making the bike unrideable.
We were too late for the food at the Raven Inn, where the kitchen had just shut at 8.30 pm, but Peppers, the Indian restaurant next door proved a thoroughly good substitute.
Photos show the departure from Preston, a large Wendy house at the Prees campsite and John relaxing on a swinging chair at the campsite.