Author Topic: Windy's LEJOG  (Read 688 times)

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
Windy's LEJOG
« on: 27 June, 2024, 11:15:54 am »
A quick update.

Set out from Clevedon today heading towards Gloucester.  Still haven’t got moving yet.

 Stayed dry so far and Leigh'spartner carried our overnight kit in the campervan for the first 3 days making Cornwall easier.

Day 4 (first day with full load) was a great hot, dry and dusty day with a slight headwind following canal towpaths, lanes and old railway lines across the Somerset Levels through Taunton and Bridgewater. The surface hammered the arms a bit , but an extra mg of prednisone kept he body under control.

Onward to Glocester,  Upton-upon-Severn then via Worcester to Stafford to meet some old friends and re-charge.

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
    • the_dandg_rouleur
Re: Windy's LEJOG
« Reply #1 on: 28 June, 2024, 12:26:27 pm »
Day 6, yesterday covered another 50 miles from Clevedon to Epney. Refreshed after a rest day and blown along by a tail wind. Coffee stop at Berkeley tea rooms (excellent bike friendly cafe) where I lent a spoke key to Ben and Joey to fix rear wheel of Joey's old Raleigh.

Diverted to a co-op in Alkerton to pick up food and water. Then stopped at the Anchor in for a few pints.

Leigh blagged camping pitches in an adjoining paddock so stopped there for the night and had a few more beers.

In Gloucester docks now for coffee and cake but got distracted and was mobbed a d robbed of the cake by a mob of gulls.

Heading on to Upton-upon-Severn now via Wyche Inn (to see an old school mate). May stop over a day or two in Upton for the Jazz Festival

IanDG

  • The p*** artist formerly known as 'Windy'
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Re: Windy's LEJOG
« Reply #2 on: 30 June, 2024, 01:54:57 pm »
Day 8

A "lock in" and too many beers in Upton resulted in changed plans and a late start. Meandered about the campsite in the morning, strolled into Upton for "hair of the dog" and listened to some Jazz (Nice 👌). Hit the road at about 4.30.

Had to stop at about 6 miles in to fix a loose/grip bar  on Leigh's bike. Lovely quiet route into Worcester but a pannier bounced off into the road as I bumped down a kerb. Bike leant against a signpost, ran to retrieve the pannier and my bike fell and the front guard snapped. Easily fixed with duct tape.

Droitwich to get food, watched shopassistants chase 2 shoplifting scallys out of b&m then onwards. Set up camp in a wheat field just outside Hartlebury.

Woken at 6.30 am by a crow scarer. Feels like we're camping in a war zone. 😂

Coffee with sausage and egg rolls for breakfast. All packed now and ready to hit the road - destination Stafford. 👍

Re: Windy's LEJOG
« Reply #3 on: 30 June, 2024, 05:43:20 pm »
Good stuff when you have more time for proper touring