Sunday, 24 August 2008

Slaidburn 22nd Aug

We were up early to get to the bike shop, we had an all we could eat free breakfast, which was nice! We went in to Ambleside and saw this real wizard of a bike guy who bent my derailleurs back into correct alignment, something not many would have been able to do too easily, particularly as you need a special tool to gauge the rear one properly! We were really grateful because he was stupidly busy but dealt with us as a priority and only charged a few pounds! Without the generosity of such bike shops the trip could have quite easily ended early. We got away about 11:30 after some other bike-related fiddling and having bought a UK map book for 99p, doesn't run out of batteries! The weather was great again and we made good time to Kirkby Lonsdale, where we had a fantastic and very well priced meal in 'the cariad'. After an extended lunch we continued into Yorkshire, which is very hilly and full of sheep!..

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