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The Terror of the Cycle Path


Insert music from Psycho here….


Yes Ramblers, OAP Ramblers, complete with hiking poles, hundreds of them and all three abreast blocking the cycle path in front of us spread out over hundreds of yards. Taking no prisoners, unsmiling and lacking in cycle path etiquette, right of way awareness or basic lane control, making other path users, including boys on cycles and runners practically run in the ditch full of nettles to get past. Arghhhhhh!

Turns out it’s the Isle of WIght Walking Festival this week so a weekend running on this route to remember to miss next year!

An eventful run, with small cyclist going too slow (My leg hurts…) for the first miles but then feeling better and leaving me for dust for the next few miles. Busy Sunday passing horses, cyclists, runners, dogs and the herd of ramblers. I also learned how to get the chain back on Ed’s bike half way along!

8.02 miles in 1.19.56

Author: fairweatherrunner

West London fair weather runner, British Military Fitness fan, mother of teenage sons and drinker of wine. Sometimes found on the Isle of Wight.

4 thoughts on “The Terror of the Cycle Path

  1. 8 miles is very impressive indeed and your blog made me smile in the midst of my stupid revision so…thanks

  2. Evil ramblers. Maybe you could get a enough plough fitted to the front of the bike…

  3. wow 8 miles – but I am confused as the date says 23 Oct at the top of your blog so I am a bit confused…

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