Miles travelled today: 5
Miles travelled so far: 38½ (496½ from Bag End)
Miles still to go:
Point reached on journey: Day 3 -- We have just left the hollow where we camped during the day.
Where I really went...
Today I ventured to try the bike carrier. I worked out how to fasten it to the back of the car and then loaded the bike on. For my first experiment, I merely drove a couple of miles to the car park by the George III pub and the toll bridge. The bike seemed perfectly secure, so the system works.
I then cycled along the old railway to the picnic point where I took this photo back in April. Driving the first few miles meant missing 4 gates, so that was 4 fewer times I had to dismount, negotiate the gate and remount, which saved a lot of strain on my sprained leg.
The weather was very pleasant, sunny and warm without being too hot for exercise. Back at the car I reloaded the bike and drove home.
Now I know that the bike transporting system works, I can now plan rides further afield.