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It's Not Magic, It's Work!

23 Aug 2014

Summer Holiday 2014

We finished off the packing this morning, loaded the bikes and cycled up the hill to the station to catch the train. We were are few minutes later than planned and had to go up the hill with more gusto than planned, which isn't so easy with several extra kilos in the panniers and half a dozen Ferraris clogging the village up (CarFest South started today). Anyhow we caught our train to London okay, crossed London in one piece and arrived at Liverpool Street Station where. We then took two further trains to arrive at Harwich International to take our ferry to Denmark.

Considering the number of trains involved and having to cycle across London, CarFest in the village the only incident today was to lose the magnet for the cadence sensor on my bike computer.

I don't think I'm being controversial if I were to say that cycling infrastructure was pretty terrible all the way. The train to London had dire cycling space, London is a nightmare to cross even on the Cycle superhighway on a weekend, Liverpool Street station was nasty to navigate, the first train to the port did have a guards van with space to put bikes, but the next train didn't.

Picture of the day: The Gherkin