Great Britain Bike-Ride 8th-September-2014

Garry McGivern’s bike-ride of Great Britain 8th-September-2014 Market Harborough to Doncaster South Yorkshire. 84 miles. What a crap night’s sleep, or rather lack of! The church in the main square kept chiming every fifteen minutes, and I knew exactly whether it was quarter past, half past, quarter to or on the hour!

It’s been a lovely day today

Quarter past the hour was one chime, half past two chimes, quarter to the hour three chimes, and then on the hour four chimes, plus the number of dings for the hour! Every time I woke up, I hoped that I had slept for more than fourteen minutes. But no I never did. I knew exactly what time of the night it was every fifteen bloody minutes!

I had a bit of a scary moment today when I ended up on the A1, which is not the best of roads to be cycling on. Thankfully it was only for a few miles, and I was glad when I was able to get off.

On the plus side, my leg was a lot better today when I was cycling. However, I found it very difficult to walk on, and I could barely walk up the stairs in the hotel tonight! Yes, unfortunately, I’m staying in another hotel, campsites seem to be few and far between and the couple that I have found towards the end of the day don’t seem to want to take tents! If my leg wasn’t playing me up so much, I might have pushed on a bit in the hope of finding a campsite, but to be honest, I was just grateful to stop!

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