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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Re cycling

We’ve just returned from a week in the caravan at Minehead, Somerset. We use Minehead as a base for walking in Exmoor and the surrounding area. Not quite as rugged as Derbyshire, but a most attractive area for walking.

Withypool to Tarr Steps and back via Knaplock is a fine circular walk if you are ever in the area.

One thing we notice about these caravan jaunts is how many caravans and motorhomes have a couple of bikes stowed somewhere conspicuous.

Another thing we notice is how rarely we see any of these cycle owners actually cycle off somewhere. The cycles are unloaded from the car roof or the back of the motorhome right enough, but after that brief burst of activity they seem to lie around as a mute sign of good intentions.

Can’t do that with walking boots I suppose.

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1 comment:

Sackerson said...

I've noticed a lot of vehicles with those frames you tie bikes onto at the back, too.

I remember seeing a Rhine barge (I think it was) with a motor home on it. And do you remember that caravan on Top Gear that had a sports car in a hidden compartment underneath?

Have reposted this on Leisure page.