Got a text from Dad (yes a text!) to say he'd made it to Liverpool. Got there at 4.30 p.m. He'd booked himself into the YHA for tonight so at least he'll get a good nights sleep. He'd better lock the bike up tonight or he might come to it in the morning to find it jacked up and the wheels missing !
Anyone interested this is the hostel
Looks quite a posh hostel.
If I get speak to Dad later will update.