Sunday, 25 July 2010

Village Pump – Day 3

Bit warmer today than the previous days – up to 24 degrees with a bit of a westerly wind.  Mix of sun and cloud.  Today, decided to cycle from Holt to Devizes along the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath past Caen Locks then cycle around Devizes a bit then back to Holt.  Cycling on the Towpath was very pleasant, more or less had it to myself until Caen Locks when it became full of (apparently deaf) pedestrians and Quad Bikers.  Also a bit unusual cycling up a reasonable hill next to a canal – still there are 16 locks all in a row.

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At the beginning of Caen Hill Locks

Then a bit of a cycle ride around Devizes with a quick stop opposite the Wadsworth Brewery (fantastic beer)

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Outside Wadsworth Brewery, Devizes, Wiltshire

Then it was back to Holt via Bowerhill, Hilperton and Staverton.  Seemed to be uphill all the way and cycling into a fairly strong headwind.  Still good for keeping fit.

Back to London this evening so end of this bit of cycling for now.

Vital Statistics : Distance 38.7Km, Duration 2hrs 19 mins, Average Speed 16.7Km/h

Google Earth KML file here : 25 July 2010

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