A 58 mile day with some nasty bits to it but fantastic scenery.
Getting out of Manchester was a nightmare and more time checking directions than pedalling for most of the morning. Hit Wilmslow and a place called Alderley Edge (liked it) and stopped for a coffee break. Jake had a strawberry milkshake of mega proportions and we sat down next to fellow cyclists.
Big haul up onto Biddulph Moor but can thoroughly recommend it (on a clear day!) Great 360 degree views. Got completely lost several times up on the top. Thankfully Nancy dragged out her Ordenance Survey and plied Jake with biscuits and ribena. Within half a mile we were lost again. IT's obviously so remote they only expect locals who know their way around.
Made it to Cheddleton, up hideous, narrow hill and gave up the ghost. Decided to take 'A' roads to Uttoxeter - good shout. With the climb to Wetley Rocks out of the way we sped to Uttoxeter via JCB and Cheadle. No-one around, thank goodness England playing football. Arrived at our destination and as pedalling into town heard huge cheer as England scored.
Found the White Hart, who kindly offered us free B & B, take-away fish and chips and pizza - bed.