Travelsonabike2 England Friday 3rd-May-2024

Garry McGivern Travelsonabike2 is bicycle touring England on Friday, 3rd-May-2024. Brockenhurst to Brighstone. 26 miles, and some of those miles have been cycled over the past couple of days.

I wasn’t in any rush to leave Hollands Wood this morning as I knew it was only a short ride to the ferry in Lymington and across the island to Brighstone. Even though I was in no rush, I was still up at my usual time, 5.30/6. I just took my time packing away.

Off To The Isle of Wight

I timed it to perfection, catching the ferry across to the Isle of Wight (not that it was planned.) I turned up, brought a ticket, and jumped straight on. And I managed to pop my old codgers discount cherry. They gave me a discount on the ferry ticket. I’ll make sure I remember that one in the future. And guess who I bumped into on the ferry? Some of the bikers from the legendary bikers do, which was always the highlight of the early May Bank Holiday weekend. And the reason I’ve come over here this weekend. It’s the annual Isle of Wight bike ride.

Some of the bikers heading over to the island. They’re still just as colourful!

Unfortunately, it’s not an annual thing anymore, and the bikers are no longer in the field next door. They moved to a different venue a couple of years ago. But the ride is taking place this year, which will be fun. I think there are around forty people of all ages and abilities. I’ll cycle across the island tomorrow to meet them off the ferry.

I might not post anything over the next few days. I’ll see how it goes. But I’ll definitely post something when I leave to go home. I have to be home on Tuesday for the hospital.

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