On This Day 28th-April-2015

This week’s on this day post comes from the 28th-April-2015. And I’ve just left home on my way to Scandinavian. Although things didn’t get off to the best of starts. Notice how much medication I had to take for my back, which I still have to take.

Tuesday 28th-April-2015. Bognor Regis to Bognor Regis! 23 miles.

I should have been in France by now, en route to Scandinavia. I set off from home early this morning for the ride to Newhaven, where I was going to catch a ferry across the water to Dieppe. Once in France, I would follow the coast up through France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and finally, Norway.

Blister packs of tablets
I’m hoping this will be enough medication

Unfortunately, I was only eight miles from home when I started to get a rumbling in my stomach. I continued cycling for a few more miles, hoping it would disappear. It didn’t. It was getting worse. In fact, it was now so bad that I needed to find a toilet quickly! Luckily I found one just in the nick of time. Although I did have to grit my teeth for a bit!

I don’t know what’s given me an upset stomach. The only thing I had to eat before leaving home was some noodles, and I couldn’t see them upsetting me. I did finish off a carton of orange juice and some milk. Maybe one of those was off, or they didn’t mix well in my stomach. I don’t usually have this problem at the start of a tour. I’m usually a lot further from home! I tried to continue riding for a short while afterwards, but I didn’t feel comfortable and was worried that I would have an accident! So I turned around and came home.

I spent the rest of the day at home, near the bathroom, although I’ve not needed it. I’m still not feeling 100%, but I have eaten some dry toast with a black coffee, which has stayed in. Hopefully, I’ll feel okay tomorrow morning and be able to restart my ride to Scandinavia.

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