Sorry I haven’t posted last week, truth be told I didn’t do too much cycling as I was testing my knee as I knew we had the holiday coming up.
So at 4.30 am, yes you read that correctly, DH says shall we get up to go. What could I say but ok. Most things were packed but there were a few last minute things to put in. We were away by 6.00am and followed our usual route through Preston Park. DH suddenly says ” I forgot my wallet .” We phoned home and DS1 brought it over to Yarm. He had also told us of a yellow warning for heavy rain. Well, all I can say is we were very lucky as all we had was a little fine mizzle at the start of the day and again while we pitched the tent.
By 50 miles we were in Linton on Ouse and called on my friend M who gave us a lovely pint glass of orange juice. Bless her. She warned us of a kayak event on the Ouse but by the time we got to the Millenium bridge it had finished.
At the Knavesmire there was a meet on and we got to see some horses racing. While we waited I chatted to a young lady who acts as a steward keeping the track clear of cyclists. There is always an ambulance drives behind the tace in case a jockey is injured and the race track also has two equine ambulances. You live and learn.
When we got to Peggy and Rod’s at 4.00pm (South Newlands Farm) there was a party going on. It was a Chilli party and we were invited can to join in. They are raising money for a defibrillator in the village. So we pitched the tent and ate our fill contributing to the £153 that was raised from the campers. By 7.00pm Jozef had a hard time staying awake . Here is my bottle from this years cycle touring festival.