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Cycling day 53: Woodhall Spa to Wisbech

Saturday, August 15th, 2009

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.

Tower in BostonThere 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.

A lengthy cycle trip for charity

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

This summer I’m cycling almost 3000 miles around the UK in aid of the British Heart Foundation. I’ll visit three corners of the UK during my trip (Dover, Land’s End, and John O’Groats), hence the name for the blog.

You can sponsor me via http://www.justgiving.com/gregorywilliams.