Wild King Alfred's Way - Day 3 - From Goring to Dockenfield
Wild Cycles went gravel riding.
April 24, 2021
10 countries in a day. It felt like we'd crossed several borders today as we negotiated more types of terrain than we could count. Our third day took us through our first large city - Reading where we were pleasantly surprised at how the route negotiated the bustling heart of this city. Paths and canals escorted us through and out into the countryside once more where we enjoyed leafy alleys and open landscapes once more. Nothing could have prepared us for the sandy pits near Farnham and the rocky Devils Punchbowl climb to come as we neared the end point. At some points it felt like we were riding in the south of Spain or Majorca, the sun, smell of pine trees and sand combined drained our strength but all was worth it for the cold beer at the finish.
April 29, 2021