Day 7 – Lincoln to Peterborough

Sunday 24th July – Lincoln to Peterborough

Set off at 10.30. I’m gradually getting earlier. Big hill out of the city then the road settled down to a series long gentle climbs followed by equally gentle downhills. Quick pit stop at Sleaford services, still on the A15.

On the Road

On the Road

After Sleaford I entered proper fen land. The road was flat as were the endless miles of farmland. Fields, fields and fields, occasionally interrupted by a small copse and a little church spire. Passed through some picturesque villages, such as Folkingham, most of which wouldn’t look out of place in a BBC period drama. Passed another fully loaded cyce tourist going the other way, with his set of shiny white Ortlieb bags and his shiny ginger head. Hope he had the sunscreen on, the weather is glorious. The sunscreen on my arms and legs has picked up thousands of tiny black flies, they don’t last long.

The road was very straight again. For all their technological achievements the Romans couldn’t manage to sort out chariots that steered. Traffic was very light, it was Sunday, but there were loads of motorbikes. Most going very, very fast. Like the flat bits yesterday it was a bit of a slog. Constant pedalling. No lunch stop again, just regular banana breaks. Passed even more RAF bases today, including Cranwell, their main training base. Saw a little single engined plane doing some aerobatics overhead.

Peterborough City Centre

Peterborough City Centre

A long and boring section of dual carriageway took me in to the centre of Peterborough towards my spaghetti with meatballs and bed. I’ll need to make a concerted effort to stop skipping between past and present tense in these posts.

Route Map & Statistics

6 Responses to Day 7 – Lincoln to Peterborough

  1. Heather says:

    How are you doing?
    Dad wants to know if you have had a puncture yet?
    Mum is going to contact her friend in Jordan to reserve a bed for you!
    Love Heather xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    • Jonny says:

      Hi Heather. You can tell your Dad that I’ve not had a puncture yet, and thank your Mum for the bed in Jordan.
      Love Uncle Jonny

  2. Graeme Thom says:

    Yay for Gingers they are superior!! All sounds jolly good, how long do think it’ll take you to get out of the country??

    • Jonny says:

      Gingers are trying to take over. We must be vigilant. I’m having a day off at my cousin’s in Bishop’s Stortford today. Tomorrow morning I’ll cycle the 50 miles to Harwich then get the ferry the next day. How’s things going stateside?

  3. Emma says:

    I don’t know Jonny, one minute you’re complaining about the hills and then the flats, there is no pleasing some people! Keep up the good work.

  4. Jonny says:

    Hi Brendan. Having a day off today so I’ll be getting on with some website stuff. A high priority is getting my GPS tracks on to the site. They’ll be embedded from the Garmin Connect site so once one is up you’ll be able to view all my stuff as its marked as public. I’ll work on a way to get some kind of cumulative track from all the individual ones. Any suggestions?

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