Travelsonabike2 England This Day 15th-March-2023

This week’s Travelsonabike2 bicycle touring on this day post comes from England on the 15th-March-2023. I can’t believe this was a year ago. After several operations on my hip over the preceding two years, I was finally pain-free. And set off on another ride.

Wednesday, 15th March 2023. Bognor Regis to Salisbury. 70 miles.

Well, that was a good day, a good day’s mileage, and I’m feeling pretty good. For those who don’t know, I went to St Richard’s Hospital (my local hospital) on Sunday and had a steroid injection in my hip. Well, I wish I’d had it a long time ago. I’ve not felt this good in years.

I hoped to come away on Monday, straight after the injection, but the wind has been horrendous over the past few days; it’s been blowing a gale. But thankfully, it had died down today, allowing me to come away.

The day started in lovely sunshine as I left home. The weather forecast said rain was coming in late afternoon or early evening. So I was hoping to reach Salisbury before it rained. No chance. It started spitting long before that, although it was that annoying rain. Rain that wasn’t so hard that you needed to wear waterproofs. But if you were out in it for a long time, as I was, you’d get wet.

Man in hat by church
A wet end to the day
Do They Still Fit

I ignored the rain until about ten miles from Salisbury, but it then became too much, and I had to relent and put waterproofs on. It’s been a long time since I wore them. I’m more of a fair-weather cyclist these days.

Although the end of the day was wet, and it’s still raining now, it’s not dampened my spirits. And as I said at the start, it’s been a great day.

I think I might head up to Devizes tomorrow in a roundabout way. It’s too close to cycle direct. But as ever, we will see what happens tomorrow.

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