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The Smoke to the Door

Riding London to Durdle Door for Nats birthday

Story by Sunday Echappée August 15th, 2016

To celebrate Nat’s birthday we all invited ourselves over and had him get up extra early to make us all coffee. It was a cloudy start but we were promised rewards of sunshine, a swim in the sea, fish and chips and a massive day out on the bike.

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Escape the suburbs

West London and the M4 corridor is home to the continuous suburb. We eventually made it out and onto clear and quiet roads and raced our way into Hampshire.

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its always craig

Mechanicals are almost inevitable and when Craig is on a ride its not if but when. When his rear mech tore off and chain jammed the rear hub Craig did a spot of running before we flagged down a Land Rover and had Craig whisked away. He hasn’t been seen since.


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Having got rid of Craig it was back on it and a solid smash towards lunch.


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lunch in winchy

The fact that people from Winchester refer to it as Winchy should tell you all you need to know. That and the fact that this cafe we ate lunch at sold microwaveable cauliflower rice for £3.50 a packet…

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scoopa nan

The New Forest was all horses and ice cream, we enjoyed both. Robin captured this awesome photo of a horse and someone else got that rad shot of Robin loving ice cream, everyone was winning at this point.

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is that it?

250km just to get our feet wet! In fact we didn’t even go to Durdle Door, but rather finished things off just next door at Lulworth Cove where we took a moment to stand in the sea and contemplate the days endeavours. Then it was back on the bike, a quick climb over to Wool and time for some of the best fish and chips ever and a long old train ride back to London.

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