Day 4 – Stone to Preston
Once again, we had a great breakfast at the B&B – Highfields Farm is highly recommended.
This was meant to be our rest day, and at 75 miles meant a relaxed start. Approaching Stoke, I noticed the road getting busier, until we ended up on something resembling the M8 at rush hour. A quick detour onto a cycle lane led to the scenic side of Stoke – think post-apocalyptic ruins.
We finally got onto the escape route, and left Staffordshire and got into Cheshire. I was really impressed with Cheshire – rolling fields and very scenic. A far cry from industrial areas we had already passed through.
We both noticed that we no longer treat hills with any fear, and instead just grind our way up them. This is a contrast to the hell of Devon and Cornwall, so is surely a good thing.
Anyway, Cheshire became Lancashire and then Preston soon arrived. An easy day.