BACK IN THE SADDLE – Morecambe Bay and beyond?

June 14th. 2022.

A couple of weeks go by with more minor injuries preventing walking far – so time to get back on the bike. The problem was where should I go – my easy routes are becoming repetitive. After a few days bouldering up at Craig Y Longridge I feel rather stiff and lethargic this morning. Before you ask, although walking is painful I am able to do low level bouldering as long as I don’t jump off or more likely fall off. Anyhow, I have survived and need a longer day’s exercise, the wind has dropped so out comes the cycle, or rather in goes the cycle, into the cavernous boot of my estate car. No need to dismantle anything which could later cause me problems of a mechanical nature. Every cycle ride I do my heart is in my mouth expecting some failure which my limited mechanical abilities could not solve, leading to a long walk. I’m surprised there isn’t a breakdown service available to cyclists.

I’ve spotted, on the cycling map, a Route 90 that will give me a circular ride after I’ve progressed up Morecambe Bay to Carnforth. As I said, feeling lethargic I didn’t get going until lunchtime but once more I’m in the parking at old Halton station. I grab a coffee from the convenient snack van ready for the off along the familiar lines through Lancaster to Morecambe…


I’ve not felt well for a couple of days, head cold, sore throat, chesty cough, dizziness,bowel and bladder irritation and as I commence to write up yesterday’s completed excursion here this morning I feel distinctly worse. Time for a Covid test.

I’m going to bed so will catch up with you later.

13 thoughts on “BACK IN THE SADDLE – Morecambe Bay and beyond?

    1. bowlandclimber Post author

      Felt really grotty last couple of days, it turned positive within seconds and remains positive today. Taking it easy. No idea where I picked it up.

  1. Michael Graeme

    Oh, hell. That’s bad news. Even worse if you don’t know how you picked it up. A few people I know have fallen foul of it that way, having been just as careful as they usually are. Anyway, all the best and I hope it clears up soon.

    1. bowlandclimber Post author

      Thanks Michael.
      I think there is more of it about than we realise. The only place I met up loosely with people was bouldering at the local spot. Outdoors but perhaps getting too close.
      I’m suffering today, still positive, but hope it will clear soon.

  2. beatingthebounds

    I heard on the radio, 1 in 45 people in the UK have it at the moment. I hope you are soon feeling well again.


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