First day’s cycling. Not a great start – pissing down with rain and one of the front paniers fell off so had to stop off at the bike shop to have it fixed on more securely.
Cycling with all that weight takes a bit of getting used to – I started off very wobbly, though I’m starting to get used to how the bike is balanced. I’ve tried to distribute the weight evenly. I have two front paniers either side of the wheel, a handlebar panier, two back paniers and a tent on the rack.
I’m now in a place called Bedford, kind of a suburb of Halifax though it probably thinks of itself as a place in its own right, a bit like Croydon in relation to London.