Jul 102010

As we draw near to the end of our cycle tour, it feels similar to where we started.  Today was our second day riding inland along the Tweed River, and we have returned to mountain scenery. It looks similar to the Lake District, and especially so today because it has been raining.

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Jul 092010

Nine continuous days of riding have finally brought us into Scotland. We crossed the border a few times today as we wound inland roughly along the Tweed River.  This delightful and quite rural region is still called the Scottish Borders or sometimes the “debatable lands”.

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Jul 072010

Today we achieved our highest average riding speed so far. This is becoming important because of the increasing density of interesting things to see along the Coast & Castles route. In one day we have pedalled past three castles, some old manor houses and a Pele tower.

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Jul 022010

Today has been entirely within the Lake District, and we’ve gone through some of the prettiest countryside we will get to see on this whole adventure. The low cloud that gave us occasional light rain added a lot to the mood of these landscape views. Continue reading »