Bike on an organised ride

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To mark the end of Bike Week 2013, Winchester held a Cyclefest event in the centre of town for all things bike related. We cycled in, registered our bikes with the Police, got some free Kendal mint cake and then took part in a very leisurely 6 mile bike ride.

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The ride started from outside the Guidhall, along the newly resurfaced National Cycle Network 23 to Hockley Viaduct and back. This was a family-suitable event so the pace was perhaps a little slow for our tastes, but we cycled home just the two of us a little more speedily.

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The route was tarmac-ed the whole way (good for my thin tyres!) and it was a lovely, dry day for it. I was actually quite glad it wasn’t overly warm as the ride would have been a lot less enjoyable!

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Please excuse the hideous quality of many of these photos. My camera was safely stowed in my panniers, so these were taken at speed using my phone whilst cycling one handed (safety first).

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We cycled out of the city centre along one of the many Itchen tributaries.

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Over the viaduct!

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Appropriate footwear?!

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Wildflowers were in full bloom- how gorgeous is that poppy?

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The viaduct makes a great viewpoint over the Itchen Valley

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Happy one more Bike Week Challenge is complete!

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