Tuesday, 8 June 2010
I fought my way through a busy Yeovil to emerge on the otherside unscathed I then sped downhill into Illchester which is a small little village next to the river Yeo. From Illchester I headed for Somerton cycling through the beautiful Somerset levels. I climbed out of the Somerset levels and climbed further up a ridge which seemed to go on forever through Ashcott however the views over Somerset were extraordinary, after enjoying a great downhill i reached a roundabout that crossed over the M5. On the roundabout my pump fell of my bike and was run over by a van which could prove fatal if i were to pick up a puncture so far from home. Burnham-on-sea was now only a few miles away.
Monday, 31 May 2010
My latest trip has just been to Burnham-on-sea which is around 75 miles from where i live. I started by heading out to wimborne and then taking a back road to blandford, from blandforf i headed for Sherbourne via Sturminster newton and Bishops caundle. After Sherbourne it was a short trip along the duel carriage way to yeovil where i entered Somerset for the first time cycling!!!
Thursday, 27 May 2010
I reached Seaton and enjoyed a nice hour on the beach sunbathing before heading slightly inland to find a good place to sleep. The little bluebell wood i slept in above was about twenty metres from a layby on the road and the other side of the wood was a field of cows. During that eveniing and night i found it hard to sleep due to the sounds of cars, various animals saying good night to each other over and over again ,and last but not least a motorcyclist pulling over in the layby to answer a call of nature completely unaware of my presence much to my amusement.