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The Terror of the Cycle Path

Insert music from Psycho here….

Ramblers.

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

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The Terror of the Cycle Path

Insert music from Psycho here….

Ramblers.

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