Sunday we cycled from Kendal to Kirkby Stephen which was a undulating 33 miles. We left the Lake District for the Howgill fells and stopped in Orton for a cafe break. After heavy rain overnight, we luckily stayed dry for most of our ride. When we arrived, the rain returned and so we retreated to eat in a pub at Kirby Stephen. We also enjoyed some much deserved cake which was kindly brought to us by Arthur’s family. Jess also joined us last night to cycle the rest of the route.
On Monday we cycled from Kirkby Stephen to Barnard Castle with a distance of 31 miles. We had a huge climb at the beginning to Tan Hill Inn, which is the highest pub in England and stopped there for a break. We then enjoyed a fast off road descent to Bowes where we had lunch. In the afternoon the sun came out and we visited Barnard Castle before heading to our campsite. Tonight we are looking forward to a barbecue in the sunshine followed by a campfire. Just before the end of today’s ride we reached the 100 mile mark and have now done over half of the journey.
Report by Jess Chatburn and Jack Hodder