Day 2 Bodmin to Tiverton
I think that we were both pretty pleased with the fact that our bodies were not hurting too much when we set off today. It was always going to be a long day on the A30 and it did not help that after just 10 miles I had an emotional blow out on my back tyre… only emotional because I was doing about 30 mph when it went ahead of one of the many hills of the day. Thanks to Felix’ skills with the puncture repair kit I was back on the road after about 30 minutes. 76 miles and over 3600 ft of climbing today but it did not feel like it. As an aside, does anyone know why it is that people towing caravans seem to have a monopoly on trying to kill cyclists… I know I might be alienating a number of good mates here, but they were singularly the most tedious drivers on the A30. We were not sad to see the back of the A30, just south of Exeter when we took the back roads to get us to Tiverton (lovely last 12 miles along the Exe Valley).