The Pennine Cycleway: Pause for thought

I have enjoyed every minute of it – far more than I actually thought I would. The cycling, the places, the scenery, the people, the weather, the accommodation, the relaxation, the fun…. I could good on. I can’t fault any of them! I would even go so far as to say that it have been one of the best holiday experiences of my life. And a week ago, I wouldn’t have thought that: staying in England, travelling by myself, with dodgy weather forecast and a certain uncertainty as to what the accommodation would be like. Obviously it is nice to have a rest for a few days here in Yorkshire courtesy of my parents but hand on heart I could have continued for many more days: my body is copying well โ€“ not an ache or strain that I didnโ€™t have before I started!
Iโ€™ll be staying here in Yorkshire until Tuesday morning. Iโ€™ll then set off and complete the Pennine Cycleway from Yorkshire, through the Peak District to Derby. That should only take me three or maximum four days. I really want to push myself a bit more next week: although on a couple of the days last week I touched 50 miles in the day (with detours etc…), I want to see how I cope with doing 50 + miles for three or four consecutive days. After all, this is what I will have to do in order to get to Brindisi before the end of August 2010!
In the meantime, I am spending a little bit of time updating all the bits and pieces on here โ€“ including uploading all my videos so far to YouTube (see below). I’ll also be uploading some more pictures to Flickr. Keep watching, looking and reading!

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