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Saturday, 23 June 2012

Coventry - Stratford upon Avon - unscheduled Day 12

At the end of the tour the team spent much time deliberating our next move.  Fatigue had caught up with us and the prospect of trying to complete Coventry to Evesham and Ashton under Hill before the end of the school day just seemed too much.

We headed for Stratford upon Avon and started off down the canal towpath.  Once in the centre of Coventry we searched for signs for Route 52 and bumped into someone who actually directed us in the right direction for Kenilworth along.... a cycle route.

Now for a safe run Kenilworth to Stratford, bearing in mind it was rush hour.  Yet another bike shop to the rescue.  Mike Vaughan Cycles, in particular, Matty Clinton got the computer whirring.  We not only got directions but were even shown the tricky junctions.  So when we came to one of these tricky junctions did we move with the confidence all this information should have given us?  Were we, in fact, about to sail into the sunset miles off course ... who should appear but M Clinton, lycra clad and whizzing along on his bike to put us straight.

Just another quick check with a member of Stratford Cycling Club at the shop in Snitterfield and there we were just 20 miles from home.

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