Lake District / 1st April 2009

We’ve just got back from 4 days cycling in the Lake District, our nephew’s christening seemed like the perfect opportunity to put my new bike through it’s paces and that we did.
Three and a half hours after catching the super fast virgin train from London Euston we arrived raring to go, I cycled the 20 miles from Penrith to the barn we hired in Warcop whereas Dom opted to run in preparation for the London marathon on the 26th April.

Fortunately we were blessed with some gorgeous weather, clear blue skies meant we could absorb the beauty of the landscape the lake district had to offer. Unfortunately for us that meant hills, lots of hills. We purposefully chose some of the steepest climbs we could including a 55 mile adventure to Ullswater on day 2. The other days were equally as challenging and saw us cycle next to the ‘danger area’ where the army and air force test their weapons so we had to dodge live ammunition as well as fight the lactic acid! At least we had a local village pub which proved to be our sanctuary serving thirst quenching ale.

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