15th August saw six brave souls set off from Capenhurst Station under overcast skies towards the Dee and towards Holywell.
The route was very straightforward out to Deeside/RAF Sealand on quiet country roads and cycle paths over the Hawarden rail bridge to follow the RSPB path to Connah’s Quay before following the NCN5 to Greenfields, our final destination being Basingwerk Abbey there.
On the outbound journey we had got a bit wet, Neil at one point exclaimed ‘this is unpleasant’ - at which point it got really heavy... The return journey started out with similar dire rain and then it got to be a monsoon. So when Wirral was being flooded out we six are cycling whilst barely being able to see a hand in front of our faces, - on a bike path fortunately!
If it hadn’t been for Neil having a puncture we may well have missed sheltering under 2 conveniently placed bridges for some respite. (2 punctures and 2 bridges = 2 dry bits = a result!)
We really got very wet, but I like to think of it as ‘character building’ or is that soul destroying? Worst bit was the tidal wave of rocking our shoes back and forth, but by the time we’d ridden to Hooton all but our feet had dried out - perhaps it was all a dream after all :0