Another very hilly ride from Sandal towards Barnsley and over High Peak, through to Penistone, Hathersage, Bakewell, Youlgrave and Ashbourne. Passed through Yoxall where Jim Hopper lives, but expected he would be at Shrewsbury for the weekend, so carried on to Tamworth where I’m camping for the last night. 100 miles today and another 7601ft of climbing most of which was in the first 70 miles.
Black Stig showed up again today, after the early mist cleared. With any luck I think he’ll be around for my return to Oxford Monday evening.
Final leg is 80 miles, and should be much flatter.