A 1146 mile cycle ride from Land's End to John o' Groats
Reached the B&B, Chy-an-Eglos, after a very, very hilly 53 miles. Our first ‘proper’ day of cycling. We knew we’d have to cycle up hills, but didn’t quite realise how many and how steep. Constantly crawling uphill, or rattling downhill. Down to a coastal town or village, up the other side. Repeat.
Our route took us along the winding road to St Ives, Portreath, Porthtowan and Perranporth, then inland to St Newlyn East. Beautiful views. Worth the effort.
Meal booked at The Pheasant Inn for 8.30 so we can watch the Tour on ITV4. Tired but happy.
‘It’s a carvery tonight. Roast beef or pork?’
‘Er… roast beef, please.’
Can we still call ourselves vegetarians?
Dave, who looked after us at the B&B, was a great host. He’d cycled from John o’ Groats to Land’s End a few years ago, so knew what we were going through.Dave.