Hello blog lovers.
Ok, so the surf wasn't up in fact the sea looked remarkably tranquil, but the sun was up, and both me and the Old Boy are slowly getting over these silly colds that keep on finding us which means we are off out! So after a bit of a tidy up in the garden, and meetings and other 'stuff' that needed doing we packed out bikes into the car and headed off to ride along some of the Viking way!
It wasn't going to be a long ride, it was going to be just to get out and enjoy cycling along the sea front! Virtually traffic free, with the rest of the afternoon that we have left! I think next weekend we are going to do the whole of the Viking Way! It really is a lovely route. And with just a couple of bumps to negotiate too, it's my kind of cycling!
We arrived at Reculver and quickly got the bikes out, and we got changed into our cycling gear! The sun was shining brightly at the seaside too. I was very glad of that! The air felt slightly cool with the breeze bringing up goose bumps on my arms, but I knew that I would warm up as we set off. There were quite a few cars with bike racks hanging off them or strapped on top! I would imagine the cycle route will be quite busy.
Just before we went through the first gate I noticed this contraption where you can fit at least 6 to 8 people on it and each has pedals to use! Fantastic! That really is social riding or maybe even a family of cycling enthusiasts! I am going to have to look out for something like that to have a go on, maybe even a girls night out! Just the front two riders need to be the 'designated' riders the rest can have a couple of bevys!!
The ride towards Margate a nice and easy paced ride, even though the Old Boy wanted to go a bit faster! I like to enjoy the surroundings, look around, listen to the birds and the sea and the kids enjoying the waves 'coming for them' on the beaches or slipways!
We stopped for a coffee and cake about 2 miles out from Margate, it looked like it was a very popular place. Underneath the walkway there were chaps with telescopes, trained towards the sea. There were quite a few of them I think they were star gazers who were there to promote star gazing I guess!
It didn't take long after that to get to Margate. It all seems to have changed there, their council seems to have spent some money on the place its has some lovely looking pavements and pedestrian bits! After doing the usual seaside things, eating cockles and sharing a portion of chips, we head back the way we came.
It is quicker and easier on the way back! Strangely enough, although we are on the edge of Britain, right next to the sea we seem to be cycling down hill! Is that at all possible?! Getting to Margate, seems to be a little bit more effort, what do you know, eh!? Strange.
Anyway, after the lovely 'easier' ride back to Reculver we stopped at The King Ethelbert for a most refreshing and much needed drink!
No Garmis, no timings, it really was a very pleasant ride, no one knew how fast we were cycling, or how slowly, so no one can nag or moan, which ever the case may be! Great fun, and I am looking forward to doing the whole route very soon.