The forecast for Wednesday is dire but if anyone relishes wind and rain there is a coffee machine at Watchtree [16 miles] and a woodburning stove at the Highland Laddie [at 26 miles directly or 37 miles for the route via Anthorn] The cook goes off at 2pm so we need to arrive before then.
Return is via Boustead Hill to Dalston for tea. Total about 40miles or 50 for the peninsular route.
Surface water will obscure potholes and hedge trimmings so you may be using your spare inner tubes. You will need lights especially to negotiate the Orton Grange roundabout more safely.
The route could be further shortened if need be.