An epic day ahead. As dawn broke the skies were heavy and grey. Now the sun is out. The Pashley is wedged on the train to Westbury (It’s far too big for conventional bike spaces).
From Westbury to Pewsey on the mainline, arriving 8.08. That’s a bit quicker than driving it, even with one change. Then 10 miles whistling over to Tidcombe for promised coffee and croissants at Colin’s house, before morning prayer in the beautiful church.
Today is the third and sadly last of our episcopal pilgrimages. Bishop Nicholas is following George Herbert by walking to the cathedral from Bemerton.
I’m setting off from Tidcombe, there to Burbage, then the romantic St Katharine’s in Savernake Forest, Chisbury, Little Bedwyn, Great Bedwyn and back via the Kennet and Avon Canal and the Roman Road to Tidcombe. Ending the day after prayers in all the churches with compline at about 7.00pm.
And then it’s bike and two trains in reverse. It’ll be great.