|Morecambe Stone Jetty. As far from Bridlington as you can get going west|
|The "official start" Only 170 miles to go|
Here she is at the "official" start of the ride. Only 170 miles to go. In fact, on Day 1 the target was merely the five miles or so back home to Lancaster. We know the cycle path between home and Morecambe very well and Hilary did this section after work on the day before she was setting off, to save time and still be able to say she'd done the whole ride.
On her first "proper" day she left home at 7.50am leaving me to follow in the car with a possible rendezvous at lunchtime, which I expected to be about Settle. In fact I received a text at 10.45 to say she was in Settle, but for morning coffee! Even then I wasn't quite ready to set off after her and by the time I reached Settle it was nearer 12 noon.
|Lunch Stop on Day 1|
To be continued. . . .