Warm-up Day 4. A Wet Day…

… which explains why I haven’t left yet.

Bikes lined up outside my old college, St. Catherine's
Bikes lined up outside my old college, St. Catharine's

I finally left Cambridge late in the afternoon on Wednesday, having spent the day in town reminiscing over the good times I had there as a student (remembering the friends and parties more than the studies!).

I cycled through until dark when I arrived in St. Albans, 55miles later. Fortunately, a late call to a friend meant I had a sofa to sleep on and a roof over my head rather than in a tent pitched in some random field.

Cottered Windmill
Cottered Windmill

It was a relatively short ride the following morning to Chalfont St. Peter and I’ve been catching up with friends ever since.

Unfortunately I was rudely awoken by crashing thunder this morning and the ensuing rain has made the idea of cycling today less-than-appealing.

However, it’s onwards south to Hampshire for a wedding tomorrow, so I’d better dig out the waterproofs and start pedalling.

Some more trip stats from the last four days…

Cambridgeshire View
Cambridgeshire View

Total distance cycled: 101miles
Fastest Speed: 32.8mph
No. of bananas eaten: 2
No. of pints consumed: 6
Glasses of wine drank: 5
Weight of my equipment: 26kg (this seems a lot to me!)