KMT Day 4 Barr to Laucells

Tuesday 31st August

Last night we camped in a field just outside Taunton after riding through the town last night where we went past Somerset cricket ground the famous ground where Botham and Viv Richards graced the square many years ago.

It was a fantastic great rolling ride in the morning with some steep vicious climbs but breautiful riding through Devon into Tiverton where we stopped for something to eat at the local shop.

The hills got steeper and longer on our ride to Barnstaple. We had a bit of problem here as the bridge over the river was closed. Nothing can go wrong! We regrouped in the Red Lion and re-routed after a few beers and carried on. It did not get any flatter as we rode up and up towards Bradworthy. We got there before the the Inn opened so it was a good job Stubbsy was a bit late. The pub opened by the time he arrived. We had a massive meal then headed onto the moors. Beware of the Hounds of Baskervilles!

We found ourselves a camp at Laucells on the road to Bude.

Mark & Conor got the train down from Paddington with the intention of meeting the team at Bodmin and joining the ride. The team have finished the day about 35 miles short. I imagine they’ll rendezvous just as soon as they can tomorrow.

Camping spot at Laucells, near Bude
Dale: have you not finished your pint?

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