Today we took our bikes to Dartmoor to cycle the Granite Way which runs on the former Southern Region railway line and takes in two viaducts.
The scenery was amazing (of course)
The bluebells beautiful
The track wide and FLAT
very scare to cycle over and very windy in the middle.
Viaduct Two nicer to cycle over for me as I could not see over the wall, which helps!
Pub lunch here was lovely
- Viaducts crossed:-2
- Bottoms that are sore:-3
- Bikes that need to be purchased:-1 (either that or stop feeding Madam!)
- Photos taken of bluebells:-too many
- Members of the family that had fun:- 2.5 (one member won’t admit it totally!)
- Number of times I sang ‘HAPPY’ :- too many according to Madam
My foot held up better for todays run as I used my heel on the pedal not my toes, its the pointy toe position that hurts my foot so it seems my ballet career will never take off despite my gracefulness and balletesque figure (ahem!) Looks like I will make it to running club tonight, just so I can practice ‘I am awesome stance’ at the top of the hills along the coast path, can’t wait, hope my legs agree!
Looks like a lovely day xx
I love the Granite Way. If you go again there is a really quirky little pub at Sourton called the Highwayman Inn. It is completely oddball but nice.
oh, i don’t think I’d be good riding over those viaducts! Beautiful, but scary!
wow! well done to the 2.5 who enjoyed it 🙂
Wow – fab route!!
Lovely photos. Good to hear the foot was ok.
Those photos take me back. We spent many a happy day on the Granite Way when we lived in Okehampton. I seem to remember the ride back onto the Lake Viaduct from the Bearslake Inn was a bit of a shock just after lunch.
Hope your foot held up for running club okay.
Your right the path back up to the granite way was very tough right after lunch, just as well I did not have a cider!
The foot managed running club tonight on them there Devon hills but getting the trainer off when I got home was interesting! Now icing and resting!
Wonderful, wonderful pics!Especially those bluebells. Fabulous. Now, here’s hoping your foot troubles end soon.