The aim for the day was to get to a village near Romsey. It appeared on the map that the distance was 38km. I didn’t have the best of sleeps after the big ride on Sunday. I had lots of pain in my right shoulder. I’d injured it the previous week when lifting so I had to take care of it. I did my stretches and hopped on the bike. It was a beautiful day so Dad and I were in good spirits. We made our way into Salisbury and rode past the stunning cathedral.
Dad wanted to take a video but the general public were hampering us in our mission. We eventually got some footage so I set off along Cycle Route 24 to Romesy as Dad turned back to get the van. The cycle route was great! It took me though lots of lovely English landscape along quiet roads. The sun was even shining! A rarity in June (a summer month in England).
(Attempting to stretch)
I was close to my destination but I made my first booboo (as Dad says) and turned North instead of South. I cruised along happily along a gravel cycle route, which had changed to 224…hmmmm, and made good time. I checked the map and my time to destination was increasing by the minute. Strange, but surely a mistake of the app. That still didn’t stop me as I continued North. I checked again and finally it twigged. Brilliant. Wrong direction for 5km. It wasn’t the end of the world but still a bit annoying. I eventually got back on cycle route 24 and made it to the campsite. It was very peaceful and pretty. Our neighbour, Charles, kindly made a donation to the charities as did another guest. It’s great to see people supporting the charities. So, after 48km, I settled down for the night. More to come tomorrow!