Cycle Touring England Thursday 24th-July-2014

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is cycle touring England on Thursday, 24th-July-2014. Brixton to Truro. 61 miles. Strange campsite last night. It wasn’t full of tourists, just people who were working locally. It was all very cliquey, and it was a bit of a dump. But the showers were superb, and that’s all I was interested in! In contrast, tonight’s campsite is very posh. The toilet block has individual rooms, each with its own shower, sink and toilet!

I found one of the reasons why I seem to have been struggling (apart from being old and unfit) both my tyres were fairly flat! Also, I’ve come off the B roads that run along the coast. They’re too much like hard work with their steep ascents and descents all the time. I’m now cycling along one of the main routes through Cornwall. It’s very busy with lorries and cars, but it’s much more my type of cycling, taking the direct route! I thought the climbs wouldn’t be as steep on the main road, and generally, they’re not apart from one that came out of a place called Lostwithiel. That one was a 17% gradient!

Need To Go Faster

I’d been hearing thunder in the distance all day long, and the storm eventually caught up with me just after lunch and stayed with me for the rest of the day. Every time I went down a hill, the rain would ease off as I got to the front of the storm. But as soon as I slowed down going up the next hill, it would be right on top of me again!

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