Luton to Westminster
Well we made it. Fantastic reception into London down the A5. Cars hooting, people of all sorts cheering and applauding in the shopping streets through Burnt Oak, Collindale, Hendon, Cricklewood, Kilburn and down the Edgware Road. Continue reading “The Big Ride for Palestine – Day 3”
Northampton to Luton
Slept well and woke just in time to grab a tea and get dressed before taking the bikes down for the ride into town. Continue reading “The Big Ride for Palestine – Day 2”
After a less than perfect night in the van somewhere in the rural hinterland of Coventry that turned out to be sandwiched between the glide path in to Brum airport above and the Westcoast mainline and a surprisingly noisy dual carriageway, we set off in to town for the start. Continue reading “The Big Ride for Palestine – Day 1”
We had heard good things of the Tintagel Brewery cafe (and also the beer) so since the weekend’s rain has cleared up we thought we’d give it a try. Only 30km away says google – you should do it in a little over an hour and a half. Continue reading “Late Lunch or Early Tea”
So Jane and I, together with Euan McPhee who did the Pedal2Paris and On2Bonn Climate vision rides with me, have signed up to do The Big Ride for Palestine at the beginning of August. Continue reading “Introducing the Ride for Palestine”
Another hot and bit sticky day but Jane & I thought we had better get a bit more practice in while we had the opportunity, so decided to take the long pretty route to North Petherwin and drop in on Lorna for a cup of tea. Continue reading “A Little Loop via Lorna”
Just a short first warm-up today with Jane in preparation for the Big Ride For Palestine at the beginning of August which we have signed up for.
Over to Roadford and back with a nice very full sandwich and panini in the cafe. Only mistake was missing a turn on the way out and having to climb a 1 in 6 twisty hill – I did have to stop for a breather half way up. Continue reading “Out to Lunch”
So the way home was to follow Miss OSM’s recommended wiggly (and thus longer) way across the New Forest. Aside from that the weather was a degree or two less hot, but still pretty muggy. Continue reading “And Back Again”
Well only for a day, but at least I have finally got around to getting a halfway decent ride in. Going over to visit mum for the weekend I decided to set off early with the bike in the car and park up about halfway then cycle for the day and finish off with a train to Chichester. Continue reading “At last – back in the saddle”
Today I was supposed to get home having spent last week riding over to visit my mother and then most of the way back with some train sections to speed me along.
However circumstances took control and the plan was stillborn. I got as far as finding the accommodation along the way and planing the route – which interestingly looked hillier than most days in France, Belgium & Germany last autumn – but never actually booked it.