2013-06-08 52 -1
Long Itchington, Warwickshire. In a farm field off Marton Road.
Looks like a nice day for a bike ride. It's also the first day of Strava's "fi'zi:k Tour Tune-Up" so clocking some time in the saddle will be good. Aiming to be at the hashpoint about 4pm, wind and leg muscles permitting.
Got lost in Rugby on the way there, and found lots of bonus hills that were not on the route. The local council presumably decided to save some money by not buying any road signs, on the principle that no-one would venture into Rugby if they didn't absolutely have to, and were absolutely certain of the shortest route in and out.
And then got lost on the way home leading to an impromptu wander around a golf course. First time I've had the Google Navigation running on my phone - it needs to learn the difference between "a cycle path" and "a place where we might build a cycle path at some point in the future".
Strange day. On the other hand, got right to the hash point where someone was growing potatoes. And clocked 109km which makes this my longest ride ever. -- Nickholden (talk) 22:22, 8 June 2013 (GMT+01:00)
The route took me past the NATS testing and measuring station at Pailton. Very old-world radio station, which doesn't look like any of the NATS facilities they put up on their flickr group, which are all shiny chrome and glass. Interesting, though.
Getting there: http://app.strava.com/activities/59012356
Getting back: http://app.strava.com/activities/59078582