Saturday, 9 April 2011

Reached Nottinghamshire - 9th April

The river at Bakewell. Daffodils in the village of Baslow, Derbyshire. I stopped for a scone at a tea shop here.
Last nights camp near Mansfield.

I am not so fit and the cycling is slow going, but I will push on.

Friday, 8 April 2011

Reached Bakewell after a 10 mile ride from camp-8th April

The Cheshire plain on the horizon.
Highest pub in England at 1690 feet above sea level.

Crossing the moors.

Packing up at my camp site outside Buxton, not a great camp.
Ashton by the water
Ashton by the water.
The famous original Bakewell pudding shop.

Trip is going well. Last night I was camped by the road just outside Buxton on a piece of rough ground. It was spongy. Am here the library in beautiful Bakewell anticipating my breakfast in a cafe. Will push on later in the direction of Chesterfield.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Start of trip to Belgium 6th April.

Yesterday, 6th April, I set out on this trip to Belgium to visit friends in Brugge and Mechellen and the First War battlefield sites.

Last night I wild camped in a field at Toft near Knutsford. It was a splendid camp, the weather was fine and I had my radio for company..Chelsea v Man Utd. This morning cycled the 10 miles into Macclesfield, gateway to the Peak District. I was expecting good weather but it has become drizzly and damp.