Travelsonabike2 Crystal Palace 23rd-April-2018

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 Monday 23rd-April-2018 Bognor Regis to Crystal Palace. 16 miles. The tent had dried overnight, and I loaded my bike back up. I decided not to bother with the doctor today. My eyes were feeling so much better. Instead, I  went to the chemist and got some drops. After returning home from the chemist, I thought I’d have a quick coffee before catching the train to London.

Train announcement board

I’m off to see Kay and Rick, who I visited a couple of weeks ago. They work at the Caravan Club site in Crystal Palace. Then because it wasn’t quite the season, the site manager wouldn’t allow me to camp. Bloody jobsworth! Anyway, he’s allowing me to camp this time.

Dulwich college
Dulwich college

After finishing my coffee, I left home for the short ride to the railway station. There was no rush. My train didn’t leave for another forty minutes. I don’t know what happened, but halfway to the railway station I suddenly realised I only had ten minutes before the train was due to depart. And I still had to buy a ticket. I know there was a bit of a headwind, but it’s less than two miles from my house to the railway station! It’s always the same. Whenever I think I have plenty of time. I always end up rushing.

I made it to the railway station puffing and panting with only a few minutes to spare. Only to find out they’d cancelled the train!

Two people and a dog
Kay, Rick and Billy the dog

My current plan is to spend the night here in London. Then tomorrow, head to Oxted and visit some other friends. After that, I haven’t got a clue. I’ll see how I feel.

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2 Replies to “Travelsonabike2 Crystal Palace 23rd-April-2018”

  1. Crystal Palace eh! Dulwich College eh! That’s not far from the Herne Hill cycle track. You could have done a couple of laps. I’ll bet the dog was pleased to see you. Can you post bloggs from your tent?
    Best wishes – Malcolm

    1. Cars and dogs always like me thats because they don’t know any different!
      Everything is done on my phone and can be done from anywhere!

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