Originally uploaded by Andrew Birkett
Half way! Woo! *does dance*
Gps says 498.5 miles done, and the afternoon was a pretty relaxed affair up until about 4pm. Now, i suspect that tectonic plates may be reading my blog because, having stated earlier that today looked flat, i discovered some hills of cornwallian proportions towards the end of the day. Not very high or long, but steep with lots of up and down (yes, cyclists really do have 57 different words for ‘hill’).
The route directions also got a bit terse after Mellor and suddenly i realised i was on the wrong road and needed to risk the A59 for 5 miles to get to Whalley. Well, with a nice smooth road surface, adrenaline from being annoyed by the extra miles late in the day, and some additional motivation provided by large lorries whizzing by, i blasted along at 25mph. Upon reaching Whalley, i quickly stocked up on snacks for the evening and looked skyward to see a huge band of dark clouds overhead. And so the last 5 miles out to the bnb in Bashall Eaves were also rather frenetic. But i’m here now!
If you check the Wikipedia entry for this place, it includes a phonebox in it’s top 5 ‘things in Bashall Eaves’ list. So, not much here. And unexpectedly the pub is shut. Apparently they do this on mondays! So delivery pizza it the only option tonight. Getting evening food is turning out to be a bit of a challenge on many days!
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Well done – half way. Enjoy your pizza – I think you’ve earned it!
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