Friday 1 February 2013

Sense of direction on and off a Brompton!

Tomorrow I am cycling from London to Cambridge. It is a journey of about 66 miles on the route we are travelling on. It was my idea, is my ride and I am navigating.

If we were in harsher conditions, say a dry desert, I suspect that if people followed my directions, some would not make it back. If I had of been Gene Hackman's character in the Poseidon Adventure we would have all died. If I had of been Luke Skywalker in Star Wars Episode IV, the Death Star would not have been blown up, as even with The Force, I probably could not have found my way along the trenches.

If you are reading this and going on the ride tomorrow, you are right to be have mild trepidation. I have a fearsome reputation for being next to useless as far a navigation goes. However, salvation comes in the form of the Garmin Edge 800 on loan from Garmin. The route has been loaded into the Garmin and it is in this little wonder of technology that I rest my hopes of successful navigation.

I am sure it will be a great ride and hopefully I'll see you again on the other side!


  1. Stumbled across your great blog which has inspired me to dust off my M6R, fix that puncture, fit a new Marathon Plus & get out there for some fun and much needed exercise. Thanks for the Brilliant Bikes tip. Enjoy your ride to Cambridge.

    1. Many thanks Mark. That is good to hear! If you are UK based come and join us sometime. If not why not set up your own group. The Cambridge ride was tough going but good that some of us made the full distance.


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