Today has got to be the best weather wise – beautiful sunshine, so we are topping up our cyclists tans!

We also gained our new pit crew – so faffing took on a new meaning this morning…

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Today was also our shortest route so far, so it should have been our quickest day and a lovely afternoon with our families!!! Not the case…..

It did start well – a tough but very enjoyable climb up the B3170 into Devon – it was a cross between Glencoe and Shap and all to avoid the M5 – but we did shake hands at the top and felt very motivated!

Photos looking down the B3170 and the sign to Devon to prove we are getting further South…

Then the hell started…3 punctures and Graham’s wheel falling off. Mostly on the dangerously busy A30 – oh! and getting hopelessly lost in Exeter trying to follow the A30, but avoid the M5 – every turning just seemed to take us to the M5!

Great Photo – Cyclist looking for directions!

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Our new pit crew had to keep finding us in laybys and search the streets of Exeter with a Tom-Tom – we were obviously just checking the stamina of our new pit crew! But seriously no fun for all – but only 2 days to go……

The day did end well – Sophie and Susannah did a great job (with the help of Janet from the Travel Lodge!) and found a beautiful local Devon pub, with homemade, locally sourced food – fantastic! If ever you are in the area you must look up The Old Thatch Inn, Cheriton Bishop.