The Kennet – Avon Canal

Sunday 21st May. Near Reading to Thatcham. 30.7 km. Apart from being discovered by a couple of mildly-interested dogs out for an early morning walk with their owners, no-one appeared to notice my overnight stay. Easy riding along the river to Sonning Lock, where the Thames was left behind, for good this time. For the …

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Out of the big city…

Thursday 18th May. Greenwich to Chertsey. About 63 km. I was in England and had time to ride for a couple of weeks. I’d never really contemplated touring in the UK; I was too used to the fast and fairly aggressive driving and didn’t think it would be much fun. But I’d bought a guidebook, …

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