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This cartoon appeared in the Daily Telegraph today - the underlying joke being related to Prime Minister Boris Johnson being spotted riding his bike at the Olympic Park during the Covid lockdown.
The cartoon is published without permission (I'm sure they wont mind) and is solely for purposes of humour and in no way any comment on the political or right/wrong aspects from the Cycle : End-to-End website.
A new entrant in the cycle touring field offering a popular End-to-End ride - Chris Ellison, the E2E organiser is well-respected with his experience running the CTC LEJOG supported rides. The company is listed on the site under: Resources/Planning/Holiday organisers
With the lockdown announcements today applying to both England & Scotland any End-to-End rides aren't permitted - BUT they can still be planned as something to look forward to . . . although when is an unknown
All the resources are on the site - lots of Journals to browse, details of guide books etc - and inspiration.
Well, 2020 has been pretty depressing but let's hope 2021 is better - and we can all do more cycling . . . and plan that End-to-End ride!
OK, I have to own up, the photograph was taken on Christmas Eve 2020, not Christmas Day!
A bit of a different Christmas and holiday season this year
- nevertheless, greetings and all good wishes from Rob the webmaster
Despite the Enquiry form having an input control I'm getting a lot of dubious messages, mainly from Russian addresses. It's difficult to stop them so I have disabled the form pro tem - to make contact just email webmaster AT cycle-endtoend.org.uk making sure you give your name, location and message.
In the meantime I'll try and work out how to improve the "intruder control" to get it back online.
The main A30 through Cornwall & Devon (or Devon & Cornwall for JOGLE) is notorious - much of it is motorway in all but name yet cyclists may ride on it.
MickF from the CTC Forum has kindly created both .gpx and .pdf map files for downloading (free of charge) - see the link under Resources/Planning
The content has suggestions for a route from Land's End as far as Tiverton Parkway, with a supplementary route avoiding the A30.
Despite most of the UK being in high-risk tiers cycling seems to be carrying on with, where I live, lots of riders on their own and club groups of six.
Unfortunately the lack of pubs and cafes (other than takeaways) has rather taken the edge off riding for me but hopefully the stringent regulations coupled with the vaccine and commonsense will bring the situation under control not too far into 2021.
Subject to the weather I plan to have a ride, only about 20 miles or so, on Christmas morning - I have a small wager with a friend that I'll wear shorts (as at today I have yet to wear longs this winter)
. . . and a bit of whimsy with a shot of the snowmen on the fence at the webmaster's house.
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