Didn't get too far before stopping for a photo. This is Woodcote Lane, less than half a mile from my house. Not much at all on the road although this part is sheltered by trees.
End of the road!
A mile and a half further on, through Goodrest Farm, on the way to Hatton, calamity, breakdown. The rear sprocket gave up on me and I could not ride the thing any more. At this point, only thing to do was turn back, (after a phone call to Sue to rescue me). No doubt walking in trainers would get uncomfortable after a bit. I think this may be terminal for the old bike. The cost of repairs that are needed, balanced against a new one, is no contest.
Walking back through Goodrest Farm I stopped to check out the cattle. They did not like my bike propped up against their fence and told me to moooove it.
Well, that was a disappointing morning. Logged 2 miles and ended up with a broken bike. Luckily, I was not too far from home, and Sue was out to help me get the old bike home. I need to asses what the problem is and see about a replacement. Does anyone want a project to do?