x-England Part 3

I did another leg in my cross-England cycle today, going from Staines to Putney in London, along the River Thames towpath for pretty much the whole way, except for a pleasant excursion through Richmond Royal Park. I was, as before, following National Cycle Route 4. It was a relatively short day (I started so late… Continue reading x-England Part 3

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x-England Parts 1 & 2

Well, that was fun. I must do more of that. Sunday – Bedwyn (just east of the east/west England watershead) to Reading, via Savernake Forest, Hungerford and Newbury. On the whole, a very pleasant ride, generally along the canalside, on good, recently surfaced cyclepaths. There was the occasional odd route choice – the road leading… Continue reading x-England Parts 1 & 2

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Two Wheels

It is decided. It’s the cross-England trip – National Cycle Route 4. Sunday: Crofton to Reading (via Savernake and Newbury) Monday: Reading to Windsor (and possibly onwards into London) Crofton is the highest point on the canal and probably the east-west watershed of England, so is very much the half-way point of a cross-England journey.… Continue reading Two Wheels

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Two Wheels or Two Legs

Monday’s bank holiday is the last before Christmas, a good four months away. So I better actually do something on this three-day weekend – seeing as the orienteering season, which will take up at least one day a weekend for most of the rest of the year, doesn’t kick off in England until next weekend.… Continue reading Two Wheels or Two Legs

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