Pennine Cycleway

Cycling on the Pennine Cycleway (PCW) cycle route

PCW – Day 7

Hardest day of cycling ev… actually a lovely nice days ride. One final big hill to climb, 2 smaller steep hills and a slow cruise til Burton. As I needed to get to Burton Upon Trent by 3:30 for the train I was up and out of the campsite by […]

PCW – Day 5

Hardest day of cycling ever. Furthest and ┬ámost elevation gained. Started well. Good breakfast at the Sun Inn. Not raining as well which was also a benefit! Having to put on slightly damp clothes was a bit of a downer but there wasn’t really much choice. So off I went […]

PCW – Day 4

Hardest day of cycling ever. Today it rained. All day. Not weak southern rain, but proper Yorkshire rain. Rain that just did not stop. The only upside was it wasn’t that cold. Even so, I decided to chop off a few corners of my route to minimise my time in […]

PCW – Day 3

When I made my random decision a few weeks back to cancel all my pre-booked bed and breakfasts, and camp instead (it’ll be fine, I’ve got the bike and it’ll be cheaper! Plus look at the lovely weather. Prat.) I’d left 2 B&B’s which I’d already paid for. Therefore I […]

PCW – Day 2

Had a rather good nights sleep in the tent. This was the first night of use for some new equipment (including the tent!) and it all worked rather well. Star buy has to be the Alpkit Dumo mattress though. Was amazingly comfortable. Started the morning after breakfast and packing up […]