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Buxton via Cambridge to Sutton Hoo in Suffolk. (4 day bike ride)
Mon 19 - Sat 24 Mar 2012

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Sat 24 Mar 2012

I had a lecture to give in the early afternoon so had a delayed start for by bike ride. I managed to get home; change and cycle back to Chorley Railway Station arriving in good time for the 15:38 train to Buxton. It was on time and I loaded my bike into the carriage at the back which had the cycle storage bay. I sat down to enjoy the ride and after a few stops another cyclist got then later another. South of Stockport, I think it was Disley, there was an announcement to say anyone on the rear part of the train would have to move to the front part as there were platform works at one of the coming stations. This meant I had to take my bike off the train to try and find a place for it further along. Why this was necessary I have no idea. We arrived at Buxton on time, around 17:20. The warm sunny day was now getting dark and quite cold. I rode out of Buxton and along the A6 towards Taddington. Id planned to camp behind a wall by a lane off the main road. The site turned out to be ideal except that the fields upwind had just had the muck spreader on them.

Waiting for a train
on Chorley Railway Station