Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

- T.S. Eliot -

Monday big ride

I found myself off work and with little to do this afternoon, so I opened google maps, looked at whatever map was displayed and went there. In this instance it was Grafham Water which I thought was about 20 miles away, which with a bit of creative routing would be about a 50 mile round trip, nice! I even remembered to put a couple of pennies in my jersey pocket for a coffee somewhere along the way and I could call it a café ride.

Turns out Grafham Water is a bit further than I’d thought, 38 miles there and 31 back (again with a bit of creative route finding), so 69 miles in total. I was tempted to ride around the block to make 70, but I was getting a bit cold and had some things to do. It was actually a bloomin’ good route which I’ll be revisiting over the summer. I can also recommend the coffee at Grafham, proper stuff!