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Pedal Power by Nick Veasey
  • Writer's pictureAnnette Culshaw

Our Last Day...

Updated: Jan 6, 2020

Driffield to Beverley

I wish we had taken off our glasses!!

The sun was shining... blue skies, fluffy clouds and light winds. It was a gentle cycling day, only twenty miles of rolling countryside, passing through some stunning villages, almost every one with a picturesque village pond. Quiet lanes with almost no traffic and the verges speckled with flowers and poppies. It was terrific.

Poppy-lined verges all the way

We arrived back in Beverley by mid-day to collect our car and luggage and had lunch in town. We had intended to stay overnight with our friends John and Valerie in Barnsley, but we received a call from Valerie that John had been taken into hospital. They are a lovely couple and it was sad to hear this news. We went to visit him in hospital where he is awaiting results of tests and found him unwell, but in fighting form! Our thoughts are with them both.

This week was a trial run for the longer adventure in September when we cycle from coast to coast. So what have we learned?

Firstly we learned that everything Saddle Skeddadle claims on their website is 100% true! They are a terrific little company whose customer care is second to none. They are totally customer focussed, and their attention to detail is spot on. The .gpx route files took us from door to door each day. The accommodation they provided was superb and the cycle routes were terrific. Thank you team Skedaddle! We are looking forward to our September route with them.

Secondly, (and perhaps obviously) we learned that we do not need to take nearly so much luggage!!

Lastly, we learned that the Yorkshire Wolds are beautiful!

We set off for home after leaving the hospital. The roads were clear and it was a great run of 270 miles... that is until we were just half an hour from home. There had been a bad road traffic accident on the M2 and all traffic was brought to a halt for two hours meaning a seven hour trip for us!

Fond wishes to you all

Annette and Bob

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