Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 bike ride to Christchurch, Saturday, 2nd-February-2019. Bognor Regis to Christchurch. 65 miles. Well, I did say the other day in my monthly update that I wanted to get away! After being stuck indoors because of the slippery conditions yesterday, I decided to come away today! I’ve only come down to Christchurch via the New Forest, which was nice to see once again!
Originally I was going to cycle down Swanage, as I wanted to go camping! Yes, I know it’s like Antarctica out there at the moment, but my equipment should be up to it! Although my equipment may be up to it, I’m not sure I am! Because it was icy first thing and the roads were a little slippery, I wasn’t able to get on the road very early. I really don’t want to fall off! And leaving late meant I didn’t have enough time to get to Swanage, I did look for a campsite that might be open in the New Forest, but they’re all closed. So I’m staying at a hotel.
It was a pleasant ride down, and it felt good to be back on the road! Although It’s been pretty cold with a strong wind all day, but it’s been dry and sunny. There wasn’t much snow lying on the ground as I cycled down. But there was some in the New Forest.
The roads have all been clear of any snow or ice! Although in a few places where the sun hasn’t got to, it was a bit slippy, and I felt my back wheel go on a few occasions! Not too sure what I’m going to do tomorrow. I’ll think about it overnight.
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