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Ride 13: Thick Fog and Dick Turpin's Bridge

Friday, 22nd May, Street to Garsdale, 11.45 miles

Last night, as a party of us were coming back from supper at the Kings Head in Ravenstonedale, looking up at Wild Boar Fell where I am due to be heading off tomorrow morning, Alison says to me, you’ll be fine as long as it’s not foggy……if it is foggy, you will be in big trouble! 803 more words

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“When you travel, you experience, in a very practical way, the act of rebirth. You confront completely new situations, the day passes more slowly, and on most journeys you don’t even understand the language the people speak.

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2nd Rest Stop at Stonetrail Trekking Centre

Stats for leg 2: 93.08 miles; accumulated miles, 179.17; average mileage per day, 15.51 miles

19th – 22nd May, going nowhere, Stonetrail Trekking Centre, Street, Ravenstonedale, Cumbria. 930 more words

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Ride 12: Hail Showers

Tuesday, 19th May, Leases to Street, 11.7 miles

I’ve looked at the Met Office forecast on my phone and it says 80% chance of rain for today (no mention of hail).   465 more words

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Ride 11: A Coiled Tangle of Twisted Metal

Sunday, 17th May, Mickleton to Leases, 20.12 miles

Today will be our longest ride to date as well as our most challenging one. We will be leaving County Durham and going along the only road that crosses Brough Fell, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, before dropping down into the Eden Valley in Cumbria. 1,050 more words

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Ride 10: Wild and Woolly

Saturday, 16th May, Cowshill to Michleton, 19.22 miles

It’s going to be a long ride today. The pub at Holwick have told me they are fully booked when I rang to confirm when we would be arriving. 939 more words

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Ride 9: Ditches & Shepherd Huts

Friday, 15th May, Allendale to Cowshill, 16.61 miles

Tacked up and ready to go, Tommy and I head out over Greenrigg Moor from Emertley Hill. Brian has shown me this alternative route to avoid the busy B6304 into Allendale Town.   651 more words

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