Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Day 5 Lands End Ride

The chippy was shut last night so we had an excellent posh meal at the White Hart, Okehampton (I had venison steak, toffee sponge, ice cream and Dartmoor ale). They didn't seem to mind that I set fire to the menu, which touched a candle ..oops. 
We set off at around 9am on the Granite Way along the route of an old railway line and across the Meldon Viaduct.
Good views of Dartmoor too
We then took the old A30 through Lewdown a nice quiet road with some long downhill sections. Strangely the road has no A or B number, just the name The West Devon Drive.
Crossed the Tamar into Cornwall at Launceston around 11am.
The weather was a bit cool and cloudy in the morning but the sun broke though in the afternoon and it was warm enough for shorts. Cycled south to Callington and retraced the pedals of the Lands End to John O'Groats trip I did 3 years ago. I didn't remember much, but there were loads of hills. Arrived our B&B with help from Satnav at around 5:30. St Austell traffic was the busiest we'd encountered,
Today's mileage 59. Average speed 8.5 mph. 
Road kill count: 3 foxes, 2 rabbits, pheasant and crow.

No comments:

Post a Comment