Cycling Canterbury-Dover-Land's End-John O'Groats-Canterbury in aid of the British Heart Foundation
Cycling day 53: Woodhall Spa to Wisbech
Posted On 2009-Aug-15
The route today was extremely flat. Indeed my plans show a cumulative climb of 40 metres for today, whereas it was about 1500 metres for the day I climbed into Dartmoor and that was considerably shorter. Just because it was flat doesn’t mean that I was fast though. Flat allows strong winds and I had both headwinds and crosswinds with the occasional following wind. I managed to pick up a decent pace (peaking at 22mph) in the sheltered areas, but these were rare.
There were several interesting churches along the route today. I particularly remember the tall tower of the principal church in Boston rose up above the town, as it reminded me of The Two Towers.
It’s now just a week until I complete this journey. For the last leg I shall be cycling from the Greenwich Foot Tunnel (South side) back to Canterbury. I’ve arranged for bike ride organised by Spokes East Kent Cycle Campaign (of which I’m on the committee) to coincide with this. The Spokes ride will start from London Bridge station at 08:00 on Saturday 22nd. It’s open to everyone, so if you’d like to accompany me on the final leg then why not pop along? They’ll meet me at the Greenwich Foot Tunnel after following NCR4 from London Bridge station. For details see the Spokes website.