The calm before the storm


Just stopped for lunch on our second to last day. Bad weather is due around now with storm wins and rain. I’ve stepped out to do ‘bloody blog’ (said with a Preston accent). The others are settling inside unaware that the rain we have been rushing to avoid has started.

Conditions today have been dry but the first headwind of the JOGLE are affecting morale as much as speed. Signs up along the road today for the Tour of Britain, that is on it’s way

Push to Okehampton where a Travelodge awaits. Only Lenny Henry would be happy to be at a Travelodge.


A Bridge too far ..


Not today. Today was a beautiful day out of Shropshire, into Wales and across the Severn to Bristol and on to Chedar at the edge of the Gorge.

Not just the easiest day,  the only easy day

Wales was the star. The Wye Valley was breathtaking.  We arrived at our campsite as the sun was setting and a hot air balloon was coming to land.

Now here comes the wind and rain.