Cycling the Atlantic coast of Europe from north to south during the summer of 2017. View the archive, the route so far, or donate to MSF.

Welsh coast

By Stuart Lowe on

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Good morning Wales.

Already done some sheep herding this morning.

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Fishguard this morning.

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Looking west back across to Ireland

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It's a beautiful day on #NCN4 #Eurovelo1

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Lovely day at St Davids. #NCN4 #Eurovelo1

That's our local star doing its impression of a pulsar. ;)

I could get two eclairs for £1.25 or four for £1.

I am almost at Pendine after 132 km.

I have pitched my tent and some nice people made me a cup of tea ☕

The campsite children have been asking me lots of questions. A popular one was how do you fit in that tent?

For once it is a beautiful, clear, night. Unfortunately I can only see some stars as my glasses are lost somewhere in Connemara.

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Yorkshire flag spotted today.

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High hedgerows

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Broad Haven

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Little Haven (but big sign)

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Little Haven beach

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View from Cleddau Bridge out to Milford Haven

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Panorama on the way to Tenby

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National Cycle Network Route 4 (also probably #Eurovelo1) had these helpful blockers near Tenby.

This type of infrastructure stops a variety of bikes and some disabled access. Not helpful.

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Tenby beach

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Looking over to the Gower.

There are times I wonder if the people designating cycle routes deliberately choose the hardest, steepest, and most round-the-houses routes.

All to take you quieter ways. Except the narrow, single-track, roads usually have vehicles speeding along them more dangerously.

I've lost a lot of trust in cycle infrastructure in the UK. It often is worse/slower/bumpier than just being on the road.

It often makes you give way at every side road, makes you switch sides of the road, and often just randomly ends after a short distance.