We’ve done a bit of cycling on this holiday. This trend has continued when staying with my relatives. You would ordinarily think… ah with relatives perfect time for a slow relaxing cycle and a chat. However, this was not the case for us on Sunday. We managed a 93km cycle from Masion Pompidou in Peterborough to Bowmanville.
We had driven the route a couple of days before, so we knew the conditions… not to mention the couple of steep hills we would encounter.
We set off around 9:30 and began the slow climb.
We stopped around 38km in at a little place called Millbrook. Originally we had planned to stop at the Pastry Pedler – but it is closed every Sunday and Monday. But we previously bought our provisions on the scouting ride, so we sat back and enjoyed the pastries.
After the short stop was one very steep climb (on a chocolate-coconut-peanut butter slice)…. And a number of undulating hills as we headed towards lunch.
After lunch we road near Lake Ontario towards Port Hope, where we then headed inwards back to Bowmanville, where we arrived just after 4pm.
It was a great ride, through lovely scenery – with a few unexpected hills at the end (thanks Ed) However, we were glad to get back to base, and slept well that night. Thanks to both Ed and Chris for taking us.
Leaves the ride.. to Eltham for dead. I can see the bar has been raised……