Lovely day today, after the pain if yesterday’s middle section. Almost flat apart from a small climb out of Ludlow, through Cheshire in the sun, riding past sun baked fields of harvested barley, and maize waiting to be cut. Up through some built up areas to Middlewich, Knutsford and into Warrington area before dropping gently down into Haydock racecourse for the night. Weather today…almost scorchio. Weather forecast for our ride to Penrith via Shap Fell…..definitely scorchio. Hope the knees, quads and (erm) other bits hold up. The pain!!