Miles travelled: 69
Metres climbed: 1000 (despite Alice promising there were only 600!!)
Emergency rations: too many to recount!!
Today was Georgie’s grumpy day!!! After about 700m climbing ( 3hours of almost entirely uphill cycling) and lunch options nowhere to be found… I almost lost the plot!! When Alice tried to pacify me with a banana I’m sure you imagine my reaction 😉
(Alice seems to be an indefatiguable machine… I don’t know what she’s on, but I want some!!)
I actually started hallucinating that every distant house must be a pub!! Fortunately we soon turned the corner and descended to a very ‘real’ pub, which not only served us real food, but was also home to a beautiful mantle Great Dane… Actually the first adult one I’ve ever seen, which was rather strange as Mummy is collecting exactly that kind of puppy a few weeks after we get back!
From lunch onwards everything was easier 🙂 A lovely few hours of downhill cycling, a brief stint alongside a canal (sadly the towpath was a little too rocky for Alice’s liking), a whizz through Taunton and into Bower… Where we just had a triple portion of the best brownie I’ve ever tasted!!!
I’m deluding myself that tomorrow will feel nice and flat after Cornwall and Dartmoor… Aside from the Mendip hills of course!!