The Granite Way

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

Viaduct one

DSCN4249very 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

  • Miles Cycled:-13
  • 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!

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About shazruns

I have been running since 2004 when I decided to do the Race for Life, as a close friend was terminally ill with cancer. Following that I did a couple of 10km at Leeds castle and Sandringham. Then in 2005 ran my first London marathon, then another in 2007 in blistering temperatures. I have entered the London marathon every year since but have been rejected, am now find maintaining my fitness & motivation hard, so when the email came through about Janathon I thought why not! Am hoping this helps with fitness, motivation and weight loss!! Wish me luck!
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9 Responses to The Granite Way

  1. Lesley says:

    Looks like a lovely day xx

  2. Tubontherun says:

    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.

  3. paigesato says:

    oh, i don’t think I’d be good riding over those viaducts! Beautiful, but scary!

  4. plustenner says:

    wow! well done to the 2.5 who enjoyed it 🙂

  5. Lovely photos. Good to hear the foot was ok.

  6. 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.

    • shazruns says:

      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!

  7. Red Hen says:

    Wonderful, wonderful pics!Especially those bluebells. Fabulous. Now, here’s hoping your foot troubles end soon.

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