Travelsonabike2 Bognor Regis 22nd-April-2018

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 Sunday 22nd-April-2018 Adgestone to Bognor Regis. 34 miles. What a storm that was last night. I’ve not heard anything like that for a long time. I don’t think I’ve spent the night in a tent as bad as that. Well, apart from when I was in Spain in 2008 and got caught in a mini-tornado. I lost the tent that time. This time my tent has been leaking like a sieve. I’m so pissed off!

Garry McGivern
Cycling along Ryde pier

On the bright side (if you’ll pardon the pun), I didn’t need to use my headtorch with all that thunder and lightning around. I’m not too sure how long the storm lasted. I dozed off, despite being really pissed off with my tent. I think I was rather tired, especially as I hadn’t slept too well last night. But I woke up at about one o’clock, and the rain had stopped.

Looking back along the pier toward Ryde

Lazy start to the day, I got up at my normal time of six o’clock. But didn’t rush to pack away. I thought I’d try and dry everything out before packing up. It didn’t work, and nothing dried out. But it was still good to be lazy.

I caught the Fastcat from the island back to Portsmouth. Then, it was a nice fast ride home with a good tailwind.

Old crane
Disused crane at the end of Ryde pier

Once home, I had a quick couple of pints in the pub before coming home to dry the tent out and wash my clothes, ready for the off again tomorrow.

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4 Replies to “Travelsonabike2 Bognor Regis 22nd-April-2018”

    1. Spring, best time of the year to go away, the days are long and it’s normally a very pleasant temperature!
      On a different note I now know why you complain about the state of the roads on the island! The other day cycling through Newport was a nightmare potholes and bumps everywhere!

  1. Lovely photos! Lovely pier!Have you been to Adlestrop? Edward Thomas wrote a poem about it. Reminds me of Adgestone. Why don.t you take me and Julie on the green route to Paris next time. Or get a tandem for you and Julie.

    1. I may have passed through Adlestrop I don’t know!
      Get you’re bike ready then, I maybe going sooner than you think??
      I have offered to take Julie in the past but she doesn’t like ferries very much!

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