Day 12 – June 30, 2021

Hi guys….well it’s the tradition now.

Dinner last night, the last one for Scotty, was at the Culcheth Arms. A fine feast of sirloin steak, Culcheth Burger and Chilli Burger was enjoyed by the team and we all set back home for a taxi ride and an early nights sleep. It’s fair to say that we had a few extra cold ones last night, knowing that we would be having a long lie in tomorrow.

The job for the day was to relax and make sure that Scotty got home safely and our new driver Billy was onboarded and ready to rock and roll.

Not such a big blog today. Not so much to tell.

We took some photos to remind us of the fun yesterday evening and also of why we are doing what we are doing.

After that we said farewell to Scotty at Bank Quay Station in Warrington and set off to find a good hearty breakfast. 

Great breakfast in Warrington, The Hideaway Café.

One of our tasks this morning was to find a place to get Thomas’ spoke fixed, and we tried first at the Go Outdoors workshop. Matt, who worked there, couldn’t have been more helpful. In the end he didn’t have the spoke in stock but he was excellent in trying to help us find a solution.

We found our way to Alex at Ron Spencer Cycles.

Twenty minutes later, and we had a spoke fixed and we were ready to go. Alex….top man!!

We didn’t see so much countryside today but we did pass a farm that belonged to an old man that most of us know!

Essential maintenance was carried out on the bikes and before we knew it we were off to collect our new driver.

Billy has joined us. He comes to take over from the fantastic job performed by Craig and Scotty before him. Scotty had already left so we were unable to do a personal handover between them both. So Alan had to stand in as proxy.

Alan and Thomas would like to thank Scotty very much for giving up his time and for supporting us so well over these last days. It was a blast 😊

Billy….you’re up to the plate!!

And his first job was to capture the daily write up of the blog. 😊

Please spread the word. As at a few moments ago, pow21 had raised £6,561 without Gift Aid!And we have another £147.60 in the bucket.

We couldn’t do this without you all.

Once again thanks for all your support and donations.

Back on the bikes tomorrow. We feel great. A day off has been well-spent with R&R and some fine sunshine. Watch this space for our update tomorrow. Leigh to Stafford….here we come!

Signing off now. More news tomorrow…