Travelsonabike2 Adgestone 20th-April-2018

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 Adgestone Saturday 20th-April-2018. Bognor Regis to Langton Matravers. 49 miles. I never did make it to the Square and Compass pub at Worth Matravers. It’s a bit further on from the campsite, and it took me much longer to get here than I thought!

Bridge over water
The Itchenor bridge at Southampton, normally I’m cycling over it

The day got off to a good start. I managed to get on an earlier train than expected, which was just as well, or I would have been arriving in Langton Matravers in the dark tonight!

Horses on a football pitch
Horses playing football in the New Forest

After leaving the train at Southampton, I had a pleasant ride through the New Forest. It was nice to see the ponies once again. After the New Forest, I reached Christchurch (not the one in New Zealand!) There or just after at Boscombe, I picked up one of the national cycle routes, which runs along the seafront to Poole, and is about eight miles in length.

I was surprised at the number of people on the beach. It was heaving in places! Although, from the picture below, you wouldn’t think so.

Eight miles of flat cycling along Bournemouth beaches
Nearly There

After cycling along the seafront to Sandbanks, it was a short crossing on the chainlink ferry to the Isle of Purbeck, which isn’t actually an island, but hey ho. Once on Purbeck, it was a short but hilly ride to Tom’s Field at Langton Matravers, where I’m camping for the night.

Cars on a ferry
On the chainlink ferry

Not too sure what or where I’m going tomorrow. I’ll decide overnight!

Garry McGivern with puffy eyes
My somewhat swollen and puffy eyes

One slight problem tonight my eyes are really puffed up and won’t stop running. I think it may be the sun cream that I’m using. When I sweat, it runs into my eyes and irritates them!

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2 Replies to “Travelsonabike2 Adgestone 20th-April-2018”

  1. Well, it’s all good fun. Did you feel the heat much? I went over on the hovercraft and was surprised to see it has racks for bicycles. What about the Hythe ferry? It’s always a good short cut to the New Forest. One of your photos reminded me of Chesil Beach. You never mention tea and cakes.

    1. So do you think the hovercraft takes bikes now? Did you cycle to Hayling island then? The heat doesn’t seem to worry me I prefer cycling in hot weather! What’s tea and cakes?? Oh I think it’s that thing that Julie likes doing but I always win and we go for a pint!

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