Cycling day 20: near Newport to Pickmere

I followed Regional Cycle Route 75 for most of the day and National Cycle Route 5 for much of the remainder. The weather is noticably cooler, which is good, but I also had some light rain for a fair amount of my journey.

I made reasonable progress, so arrived at tonight’s accomodation a couple of hours earlier than planned. So I’ve been making good use of the WiFi connection to catch up on my mapping backlog. I’m now part way through entering data from day 13. Almost all of my NCR3 data has now been entered. So those watching OpenCycleMap should see quite a bit extra appear in this week’s update on approx Thursday / Friday.

It’s quite strange watching the TV and seeing each of the different regions. I was getting quite used to watching the South West region’s coverage, then yesterday I was in the Midlands region. Now today I’m in the North West region. It was great to see signs mentioning North Wales, Manchester, Warrington, and Runcorn today reminding me that I really am making northward progress now. By the end of the working week I’ll be in Scotland, but it’ll take me quite a bit longer to reach John O’Groats yet!

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