Kieran C Oswald

3 Weeks in though the UK finishing off on Paris

Kieran C Oswald

3 Weeks in though the UK finishing off on Paris

Collection by Kieran C Oswald

20

Tours

119:07 h

1,339 mi

70,925 ft

A lovely tour through the UK together with my father.
Starting in London and heading west to Cardiff, biking along the ridgeway was very nice, I highly recommend it, but going is a lot slower then on a paved road! We took a day off in Cardiff to watch a Cricket match between Sri Lanka and New Zealand (Cricket World Cup) before heading north up through Wales. Wales is a beautiful country to bike though, hier one has to decide between distance/speed which constricts the rout to paved roads and a more mountain bike tour, which is lovely but much slower. Our plan was to hike up Mt Snowdonia but the weather was bad and the peak was in clouds so we decided to bike on and stayed that night in a B&B in Llandudno (can highly recommend we we stayed - Lansdowne House). The next day we had a very strong tail wind which blew us speedily along the shoreline heading to Liverpool. From there we headed to the Lake District where we stayed a couple of nights with some good friends of ours. The Lake District is a must see, but be warned, there is only 1 lake there (the rest are "waters", "tarns" or "meres"). After a rest day (where dad few back home, he had to go back to work) I made my way back down south, unfortunately I didn't have the best weather, and by the time I reached London most of my gear was wet...
After visiting friends in London I headed to Brighton where I took a night Ferry to Dieppe, in France the weather was much warmer and I had two days of sun on my way to Paris. A must see is Étretat, mostly the people here are French tourists and once there it is clear why - magnificent cliffs and a pretty little town.
My tour finished in Paris, where I spent two days exploring the city, in my opinion the bet way to do this is by bike (surprise surprise).

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Tours & Highlights

  • 01:23
    14.6 mi
    10.5 mph
    625 ft
    725 ft
  • 05:34
    58.9 mi
    10.6 mph
    2,850 ft
    2,225 ft

    Yes the Ridgeway in the end was really great! Bumpy but doable 😊

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  • 09:23
    106 mi
    11.3 mph
    5,875 ft
    6,425 ft

    It's okay;) Papa is turned off to Bath, wanted to be more touristy and has taken a train from there, was still nearly 100 km 😊

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  • 07:09
    72.5 mi
    10.1 mph
    4,800 ft
    4,375 ft
  • 06:21
    63.8 mi
    10.0 mph
    5,675 ft
    5,400 ft

    Everything looks very nice. How is Mani doing while cycling?

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  • 06:08
    71.4 mi
    11.6 mph
    3,675 ft
    4,450 ft
  • 04:45
    60.0 mi
    12.6 mph
    2,125 ft
    1,975 ft

    Greetings from Grandma she is very excited about the photos Mani I hope your knee is fine

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  • 06:39
    67.5 mi
    10.2 mph
    4,675 ft
    3,975 ft
  • 04:33
    50.2 mi
    11.0 mph
    3,550 ft
    4,200 ft
  • 02:44
    30.6 mi
    11.2 mph
    2,325 ft
    2,425 ft
  • 01:04
    8.62 mi
    8.1 mph
    475 ft
    275 ft
  • 10:09
    136 mi
    13.4 mph
    7,925 ft
    8,025 ft

    Yes I was lucky, it was overcast but I didn’t get any rain, the roads were wet so it must have rained earlier.

  • 07:53
    93.0 mi
    11.8 mph
    5,800 ft
    5,000 ft
  • 07:10
    91.4 mi
    12.8 mph
    3,625 ft
    4,125 ft

    Super. You're coming to London tomorrow.

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  • 05:36
    69.4 mi
    12.4 mph
    2,100 ft
    2,375 ft

    Hi Nick,
    The route was good but definitely take a different way to Maidenhead! I would recommend following the Thames ;)
    There should be a Thames bike path which you can follow (cycle route 4 I think) and then join up with this route into Oxford at Maidenhead (because the last past was just a slog along the M4, was wet and wanted to get to London fast).
    Cheers

  • 05:00
    65.2 mi
    13.0 mph
    3,300 ft
    3,325 ft

    It wasn't thaaat flat, I accidentally paused komoot just before the final climb into Brighton... Would have been another 250m... Anyway 😅
    But you wouldn't have liked it, I had some very muddy, speed, narrow, stone, rooty single track 😂

  • 09:21
    106 mi
    11.3 mph
    5,400 ft
    5,400 ft

    Yes 😅
    The weather is amazing 😍 went swimming at on of the beaches too... Was beautiful!

  • 08:54
    108 mi
    12.1 mph
    4,425 ft
    4,300 ft

    Rouen was very nice, I was there in the early morning so just when cafes were opening but not many tourists.
    Hot day and I had a head wind most of the time so by the time I got to Paria I was very tired 😅

  • 06:21
    42.5 mi
    6.7 mph
    1,175 ft
    1,175 ft

    Haha 😜
    No, if I do everything this time I won't have a reason to come back 😉

  • 03:01
    23.9 mi
    7.9 mph
    625 ft
    650 ft

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Collection Stats

  • Tours
    20
  • Distance
    1,339 mi
  • Duration
    119:07 h
  • Elevation
    70,925 ft

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