Travelsonabike2 England 7th September 2014

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is bicycle touring England on Sunday, the 7th of September 2014. Aylesbury to Market Harborough, Leicestershire. 58 miles. It felt rather fresh first thing this morning as I cycled through Aylesbury. There’s been quite a few changes since I left thirty or so years ago! Mainly big new housing estates built on the fields that, as a youngster I used to play on. Aylesbury seems to have become so big now, but unfortunately, it’s just like any other town, including Bognor they just have to keep building new houses!

I’ve really been struggling today. I’ve been in so much pain with my leg despite taking loads of painkillers, and I do have some rather strong ones! It’s been playing me up for nearly a week now (more than it normally does that is!) But I’ve always been ok on the bike; I certainly wasn’t today nearly every turn of the pedal caused me to wince in pain!

Oh No

Going through Northampton, I lost half of my gears, which I was quite pleased about. It gave me a good excuse to stop early! Luckily or not, in the end, it was only a screw that had come loose holding the gear selector on. Once I’d tightened it up, it was fine and I managed to carry on for another two hours before I’d finally had enough and called it a day. I’m hoping that an early finish and resting my leg for a few hours will be ok and that I’ll be fine tomorrow!

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