We decided to move from last night's pitch, even though our original plan was to spend two nights there. The move was made for two reasons - firstly that cockerel mentioned in the last post - yes I know it was a working farm, but perhaps the chickens could have been housed somewhere else - he woke up really early and set about telling the world that he was king of the roost - loudly. Secondly, the cost. The site is only a Certified Location, so basic facilities; however a sum of £18 was charged, which seemed a bit steep to us.
|Last night's site - see the proximity to the chicken pen. Mr Rooster is there eyeing Monty up|
|Tonight's site. A bit of a difference to that above. Lack of Mr Rooster for one!|
We decided to play safe and only hire it for 2 hours, which proved to be the right decision. Ruth has not been on a bike since France last year, and that was the first time in many years. So saddle soreness soon kicked in and a period longer than 2 hours would have been too painful.
However it was decent cycling on a path that was smooth tarmac for much of the way - so ignore comments I made yesterday about how rough it is, I must have done the hardest bit then. The e-bike made a difference as well. I had a little ride and found the assisted power to really help on the uphill sections - though I did miss getting up out of the saddle and pumping away like mad - part posing, part endomorphic.
|Not quite Victoria Pendleton and Chris Froome|