Lancaster - The seventh step - London to Edinburgh via Land's End and John o'Groats - CycleBlaze

June 21, 2019


Another rather uneventful day in which we slowly made progress on our journey northwards.  After a nice downhill followed by a few small bumps, most of the day's ride was pretty flat and easy with only the afternoon's headwind to bother us.  As yesterday, it was a mixture of small lanes, cycle paths and busy A roads.

We passed through Preston, the only large tow on our route, after a short stop for snacks in South Ribble.  Preston lies on the northern side of the Ribble River and I was pleasantly surprised by how pretty it was .  Soon after crossing the Ribble we passed through a very pretty park  before joining the A6 to Garstang.

Crossing the River Ribble at Preston.
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Lunch was somewhere south of Garstang and Leigh enjoyed her first plate of fish and chips of the trip.  

Fish and chips for lunch.
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After buying the days groceries in Garstang we headed for a campsite just south-west of Lancaster.  Ashton Hall Caravan Park is quiet and secluded and with the sun shining down on us we have enjoyed a relaxing late afternoon.  

Today's ride: 54 km (34 miles)
Total: 1,347 km (836 miles)

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