March 17

Shrewsbury 0km

The day was spent resting and replanning our next two weeks. We are running out of time so we have changed our route in a few places to help speed our travel.

We have compromised on some of the narrow country lanes which give slower cycling and we are going to use some bigger roads which are always faster.

A big difference to our approach is that we have identified every overnight stop for the rest of the trip and have booked a fair number of them. Now we are committed and every day we have our target. Our way is laid out in front of us – all we have to do is to keep to the timetable.

The weather forecast for the week is not bad.

I cannot believe I have cycled all the way from Lands End to home. It’s amazing what can be achieved by just doing a bit every day. What wonderful countryside we have seen.