Saturday, 22 May 2010

Saturday Ride

Ben & I have just come back from a lovely bike ride along the Kennet & Avon Canal which is part of National Cycle Route 4.

I had looked a possible circular route of about 6 miles up on Google Maps but we either missed the turning or (more likely) the map is old and the turn off is no longer there. Anyway we ended up at a road with a pub on the other side so we did what men do...went and had a drink in the beer garden. It was fantastic, both the ride and the drink :)

After we had quenched our thirst we headed back the way we came hoping to find the damned turn off again but without success. We did make a detour but it wasn't the way we thought we'd go and arrived back home having done a not too bad 8.37 miles. A very hot day today.

I'm downloading the video of it all to my HDD right now but it needs pruning etc as its quite large and probably pretty boring. I might get it uploaded today or it might take a few days as we are going away to Cornwall tomorrow until Tuesday.

Hope everyone has as good a weekend as we are having.


  1. Ohhh I think I passed that pub this morning :-)

    I spent most of the day hugging the Kennet and Avon...

    I to whiled an hour away at a pub admiring the K&A and the views..but by then I was over 50 miles away from Reading...thank god!

    Now all I need to do is find an hour to update my blog!!!...

  2. lol thats odd! I just looked at your blog and we cycled your route from around your 3 mile to your 5 mile point - Rose Kiln Lane to Burghfield and then stopped in The Cunning Man for a drink (nice garden but slow service).

    I thought the path along the Kennet was really pretty good - some dodgy places but overall very pleasant to ride along. Hope you enjoyed the ride on such a great day.

  3. Adrian have a great couple of days in Cornwall,great part of the world

  4. Sounds awesome man! So that whole canal... does it go from London to Bristol? Are there any paths from the end of that up to Cheltenham? Looks like I am heading over your way again this October... trying to find some fun stuff to do!