Nice and sunny today, I spent a good while in the middle section of the day’s ride relaxing in the sun, much to Dan’s annoyance! However, first we had the edge of the North York Moors to pass. Some proper hills, a steep descent to Robin Hood’s Bay and then a climb on a rough track to Ravenscar, before reaching the rather regal looking Scarborough.
Then it was following various lovely country lanes through the East Riding, with one nasty climb at Folkton and one heavy rain shower, before heading down to, and across, the Humber Bridge. The cycle path to the bridge crosses under it three times before arriving at the entrance.
Our B&B landlord met us at the other side for the final 10 miles to Kirmington, and we finished the day with the very generous portions at the Marrowbone and Cleaver pub (not a great pub for veggies, funnily enough)
Tomorrow, a 180km day, largely flat, to Lincoln, Boston and King’s Lynn. Chris is joining us to pace and the weather is looking promising.
Unfortunately a tendon on my left knee has flared up after the 100km mark today, if it’s still painful tomorrow it may be a rather shorter day than I’d hoped.
Today was 143.5km, cycled in 6h58 plus two hours of breaks – we had no long stops.