Thursday, 21 August 2008

Carlisle 20th

We came out of the blocks pretty fast, getting to Gretna by about 1:30pm! Unfortunately we had two punctures and struggled finding somewhere that served food so didn't get away again until about 4pm. We cheered as we crossed the border, and then 100yards down the road Dave's rack semi-broke! We had to take another 10mile detour because of roadworks on the bridge, and so arrived in Carlisle about 6:30. We picked up some food and shower gel (much needed!) at a shop and then rode around for 40 minutes trying to find the hostel. Everyone was telling us it closed down years ago, not realising there was a new one that operated uni halls for 10 weeks each summer. Eventually we found it and enjoyed the nice accommodation.

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