New legs

What a difference a set of new legs makes! The Tour de France 2014 started in Yorkshire and I used my new legs to go through some of the road they did, I suspect they went through these roads a tad faster than me, but my satisfaction was just the same and, by the way, they…

One day three counties

You might be guessing where I’m spending the week end from the picture. Today I have broken new ground. I have ridden the longest stage, 52 miles, I have climbed the steepest hill, and in one day I have crossed three counties: Lancashire, Manchester and West Yorkshire. Route 2,831,810 – powered by www.bikemap.net The ride…

Blackpool

Good evening folks. a little later than usual but here I am with the daily log. Last night I was Couchsurfing for the first time in my life and it was interesting. I’n not sure what I expected but it was an eye opener. I sat, chatted and slept in the house of a perfect…

Leaving Cumbria

The lake district was hard but definitely worth it, the scenery was great and the weather was far better than I expected. Beginner’s luck I guess. The hostel was clean and comfortable and I would really recommend it. What I also noticed was that it was populated, in the majority, by people I would more…

The lake district

Here we go again, first day after the pause, I think four days on and one day off might be a pattern worth using as the legs were really good today. I did not leave in a hurry this morning. Just after ten was bye bye time and, after a group picture with Norman, Muriel and their…

Into England

Light day, twenty miles on a flat surface to get to Norman and Muriel’s. Done in just less than two hours and in the sun most of the time. Route 2,827,253 – powered by www.bikemap.net   Tonight we went out for a lovely meal and I had what will be the last steak I’ll have in…