Monday 21st July. Bognor Regis to Wareham. 78 miles.

It’s nice to be travelling again! At the weekend I suddenly realised that I had ten days spare where I didn’t have any hospital appointments or needed to be anywhere so I thought I’d take advantage of the situation and come away, one for something to do and two, which is more important I thought it might do my back some good, after all it’s worked in the past, admittedly I did have to ride to Istanbul before it got better but a ten day ride has certainly got to help! I was going to go abroad somewhere but not really having enough time to get very far and what with the weather being so good here I’d be a bit stupid not to stay in this country! After all I’ve not cycled that much in Britain. Fairly easy ride today with not too many hills (think tomorrow might be different) and a couple of ferry rides, always good to come via the Isle of Wight the roads are quieter and the two crossings break the journey up and provide a good excuse to rest! Quite a long day today what with the ferry crossings and also I ended up walking for a while which was a real struggle! There’s a cycle path that runs along the promenade from Boscombe to Poole, but unfortunately your not allowed to cycle on it between 10am and 6pm in July and August due to it being so busy, I did cycle as much as I could but not as much as I would have liked and to get off it and onto the roads involved some pretty steep hills so I just stuck with it.

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