A Sunday morning pootle

On a dull, overcast day the canal was all but deserted

On a dull, overcast day the canal was all but deserted

It’s not often I’m happy when the weather forecast predicts rain – but on a recent Sunday morning I was.

I’d arranged to meet friends for lunch at a restaurant near Paddington. A quick check of Google maps revealed that the venue for our get-together was located right next to the Paddington Basin, and that by far the easiest way for me to get there was along the canal. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to pop my cycling-along-the-canal cherry.

There was just one problem. Continue reading

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