Cycling Canterbury-Dover-Land's End-John O'Groats-Canterbury in aid of the British Heart Foundation
Cycling day 2: Hastings to Seaford
Posted On 2009-Jun-15
Last night I did a quick Internet search for bike shops in Hastings and found that there’s one located pretty close to where I’m staying. So I paid them a visit this morning with the intention of getting my broken spoke replaced. Unfortunately, like everything in Hastings, I had to climb a hill to get there, but then to replace the spoke (and map the shop!) it would be worth it.
It wasn’t quite that easy though. It turns out that the shop is closed on both Sundays and Mondays, so I couldn’t have even gone yesterday had I known about the shop in time. I made a call to my dad, who first found a BMX shop, unfortunately not suitable for my bike, and then a shop in the next town I was due to visit, Bexhill. Luckily finding them was also easy, and it means yet another bike shop’s been mapped. My replacement spoke is now in place and I was back on the road (and cycle path) again.
Today’s cycling was originally intended to be both today’s and tomorrow’s mileage combined, but I decided to split the day at the last moment. I’m glad that I did now, because it gave me ample time to get the bike issue resolved and still arrive at Seaford 90 minutes earlier than planned. Of course in hindsight I should have taken a quick detour as well and finally got the last section of NCR21 mapped. Oh well, another time…