Saturday, 14 February 2009

A muddy good ride

I set off today with high hopes of reaching another of England's best churches on the bike. High hopes, but totally unrealistic in light of a late start, lazy route planning, and waterlogged paths that forced a couple of diversions.

I got as far as Ruislip, but the highlights were well before that, as I followed National Cycle Route 61 from near Maidenhead almost to Uxbridge. A lot of the path was waterlogged, with the remains of a covering of ice. So the bike ended up covered in mud. I covered 43 miles, got fairly messy myself, and had great fun.

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