Sunday, 12 February 2017

By train to Nailsea 32

Another chilly day with a strongish easterly wind.  Did not fancy cycling into that for any distance so elected to catch the train to Nailsea and ride home with the wind behind for at least the majority of the way.  At the same time, it was a good opportunity to call and see my daughter and family at Clevedon.  Pausing the GPS between stations is the reason for the straight line seen on the map.  No fiddling, it really was 32 miles covered on the bike.

Weston Station

The train was on time (in all fairness, they normally are) but being the weekend was only a two coach job.  It was fairly crowded  but the bike went on OK.  A family got on at the next stop with a lad in a wheelchair and there was a bit of grumbling about 'all the bikes on here' (there were two) but a little bit of shuffling round soon solved what was a relatively minor issue.

Nailsea Station

Away from Nailsea town centre, the station seems to be in the middle of nowhere.  Not many facilities available and after the train pulled out, the place was deserted.  Still, for just over £4, worth it to keep the wind at bay.

Clevedon Pier

This is only a couple of hundred yards from my daughter's house so couldn't really ride past it without getting a shot of it.  It is a well maintained Victorian Pier, opened in 1869, and was built to receive paddle steamers from Devon and South Wales.  It is the only Grade 1 listed pier in the UK.

Another road closed

Going back to Weston via Yatton and Congresbury, encountered this entering Banwell from Puxton.  Bristol Water messing about on the river again.  Luckily, could get past easy on the footpath which avoided a long ride back to Puxton.

32 miles today, the weekly total is 138, the best of the year so far.

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