#FloodReTour Day 5 – Flood Re’s LEJOG. Leominster to Leigh
Leaving our genuinely wonderful accommodation in Leominster, the team – again made up of the ‘core-four’, Harriet Boughton, Gary McInally, Chris Bradbury and Andrew Creedon – wrapped up before they set off on the coldest morning yet. The cool temperatures did not help our cyclists’ stiff legs, with Harriet having to put her bike near vertical in order to climb on.
Despite the chilly weather, all of our team made it onto their bikes and set off in high spirits ready to tackle the 108 miles that lay ahead.
With the wind in their favour, the team were eating up the miles and were making great time. The cool temperatures had now subsided and the sun was out in full force. With another beautiful sunny day, the support team decided to put together a mini picnic on the village green of the picturesque town of Wrenbury. Fun fact – Wrenbury is said to mean, ‘old forest inhabited by wrens’.
With their engines fed, the team limbered up and got ready to cycle the next 23 miles to Northwich for their Sunday meet and greet at the local recreation club.
Arriving early, the team had some time to relax before the public and local councillors arrived. With time to kill, discussion quickly turned to the jug of milk in the room – which for some reason tasted exactly like strawberry Nesquik.
Councillors from the Northwich town council turned up right on time at 4:30pm. They were extremely interested in Flood Re and wanted to hear more about how the scheme works and how it can help local people affected by flooding.
After some robust discussions, the event came to a close. The team had a few more pieces of cake and then jumped back on their bikes to cover the last 24 miles of the day.
With a pool, Jacuzzi and sauna at the overnight stop in Leigh, the team found an extra gear and covered the distance in record time. After now completing approximately 430 miles, the team arrived at the hotel, dropped their bags and finished their day with a well deserved relaxing swim.