Today, again it was hot as we cycled first through Essex, then Cambridgeshire then Suffolk to Ely where we are staying this evening.

We covered a rapid first 35 miles and set into a routine of taking turns to lead, as those followed inches off the back wheel of the one in front. We covered around 80 miles with 833m of elevation in 30 degrees of heat. I drank 5 bottles of water during the day, a rare occurrence.

We past many thatched houses and beautiful buildings, particularly those near Finchingfied, which itself is very easy on the eye.

We cycled near to the last farm I worked on before joining the Fire service in 1978. Manor Farm. I wondered if James Padfield was still the owner.

Tomorrow we travel to Woodhall Spa. 88 miles but so flat with only 88m of elevation. A day to be a sprinter.

Enjoy the photos.

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