Well I’d like to say that it’s good to be back in England, but it’s not!
Busy roads, with drivers that don’t have any patience, roads that are full of potholes! And worst of all the rubbish that litters the countryside is unbelievable! What’s the matter with people, do they not care anymore! I’m ashamed to call this country home!
Well that’s the rant over with!
It was very cold this morning, in fact it’s not warmed up all day, I even had to get my gloves and fleece out!
It wasn’t a particularly pleasant ride to start with, not until I reached Chelmsford, then things seemed to improve. The roads improved and so did the drivers! There was still rubbish everywhere though!
Cycling into London was really nice. By surprise I found a Greenway which took me all the way to the queen Elizabeth Olympic park.
I would have liked to cycle home tomorrow, but to find somewhere to stay in London tonight at short notice is ridiculously expensive!
So I took the easier and cheaper option by getting the train! Besides it not a particularly nice ride home from London anyway!
All in all it’s been a very enjoyable tour, and my fitness seems to have returned to pre-sepsis levels. It’s just a shame that I’ve now got to go back into hospital! But then now is obviously the right time, to give me the best chance of a speedy recovery!
A much better ride today, no wind and no rain, although it was rather chilly, but I’ll take the cold over the rain any day!I’ve spent the whole day on cycle paths, in fact since I’ve been in Holland I don’t think I’ve cycled on a single road!How things have changed, I remember the last time I came here I got nothing but abuse from car drivers, as I cycled along the roads!But back then we didn’t have the app’s we have today, it was a good old paper map!And of course the maps I use are of the whole country, and don’t show minor, or rather smaller towns! According to my maps, there was nothing between Arnhem and Rotterdam!
I had an annoying start to the day, in fact the whole day has been rather annoying!
Initially the day started off really well, I got up and found that the tent was more or less dry! No having to pack it away wet for a change. Unfortunately while I was having breakfast, it started to rain! Only for a short while, but enough to get the tent damp, never mind, same old, same old!
About an hour into my ride today, the wind got up and it started to rain and has been doing so on and off all day, in fact it’s been pretty chilly! The weather’s been so bad I only took a couple of photos, and their not exactly brilliant!