I was due to go to the Fylde Coast on Wednesday and I wasn’t sure whether I could get my bike in the car. My central locking has broken and as a consequence, I am unable to open the boot. Luckily, by removing the front wheel, I managed to squeeze the bike through the rear passenger door. Happy days, and I set off looking forward to experience and discovering new areas on my bike. This will be the first time that I have ridden away from home.
I had planned the route I was going to take. first, make my way to Knott End and then follow the coast and ride through the nice villages making a 30 mile loop. However, the route above is not the original route I had planned. This is because the battery on my phone went flat as I cycled on the coast, moving away from Knott End.
I knew some of the villages around this area but I also wanted to make sure that I had a decent ride. During this ride I came across some interesting sights like the one below, just before my battery went flat.
I couldn’t help but take a photo because at first I wasn’t sure what I was seeing as I approached. The zebra isn’t real, I’m not sure what it is made of but I liked that it was something different.
I think this is the beauty of cycling because I’ve found that I’m not taking things for granted like I do sat in a car with the sole intention of reaching my destination. Onwards I went making my way towards Garstang and then dropping back in to the Fylde coast. Luckily, as you can see from the map, I was able to retrace my steps and managed to complete the mileage I had set out to achieve.
I was also impressed with the results:
Overall, I managed to experience a different landscape on my riding journey, this was both refreshing and exhilarating for two reasons, The landscape was relatively flat this time and I was able to push forward at a decent pace and maintain longer durations in the bigger cog at the front. The head wind on that route was felt pretty strong and held me back a little.