Another beautiful day and it seems a shame to waste it indoors, so I decide to go for a ride.
I went to the seaside earlier this week, so decide to take this opportunity for probably the last ride of the season on the A272 to Winchester.
As the end of this week also marks the 10th anniversary of Steve’s accident, it also seems an apt place to go.
I can use my tickets, purchased earlier this year when I took my friend Sara, to go and visit the Cathedral and in particular the Antony Gormley statue Sounds II that we both loved.
Well that was the cunning plan!
But like all cunning plans, it was not to be. As I got close to the Cathedral there were lots of people milling around. Turns out some “name ” is getting married this afternoon, so there is no access for a while.
Its to chilly to hang around, so I decide to pass for today.
Parked up near the Cathedral is this stunning looking bike. Not my sort of thing, but stunning all the same.
It has very apt paintwork!
The roads have been perfect for riding on today-totally dry, which makes a change and with my heated jacket and grips I’m not really feeling the chill so decide to look for an alternative route home.
I get out my map and spot my via point for the route home..
Yep, I went to Worlds End and back today!
And it would have been very easy to miss it. There really wasn’t anything there-although when I get home I find it has one of the UK’s oldest post boxes!
I’d also plugged in Shoreham as a via point, but once Igot to Emsworth I decide just to head home via whatever curvy roue my Garmin decided to send me on.
It did good , bringing me up on the A285, a lovely bit of road and then from Petworth back onto the A272 when I had a perfectly clear road through the twisty wooded section . Heaven! I was in the zone!
Below are the screen prints from Rever of my routes.
A272 this morning-probably my favourite local road, and a little more variation this afternoon.
So despite a small set back it has been a pretty good day.
I’ve had the only HRT I need , Have a Ride Therapy!
I’ve been to Worlds End and back ,
ridden 160 miles ,
with 4.5 hours actual riding time although I’ve been out nearly all day!
And home bfore it got dark.