I'll have to make this a very quick update.
Some of the kit has been upgraded, this was done due to personal preference. The cheaper kit was 'Ok' but I need something which is designed to take a little bit more of a battering. I have bought a pair of Ortlieb Classic rear roller panniers, not cheap but they will last me for the rest of my life if I take care of them. On the trail they proved to be more than suitable for the job. Waterproof and tough, just what I wanted.
I have also ditched the original tent and replaced it with a higher quality item. The original whilst adequate was simply not tough enough. I bought a Vango Banshee 200 tent and after mentioning it to my pal Nigel he bought the same. Nigel completed hours and hours of research about the Vango tent and found that it came out top in the value for money stakes. An amazing tent I have to say, very well designed and covered in great little design features.
In certain areas I feel that it is best to spend a little more, you don't have to as I have already proven but I want to keep this thing going for years so better panniers and a quality tent are a must for me.
If it were not for my upgrading the tent and panniers I would still be under my £100 budget !
Now the ride. We set off from Willerby, cycled to Hessle then started following the Trans Pennine Trail to the east. We hit a few stopping points along the way as the trail crosses over several large dry dock and lock gates, all of which were in use when we hit them so we had to box around the lock gates. We then sped onto Paull, on the Humber bank. From Paull we meandered through East Yorkshire visiting Torngumbald, Burton Pidsea, Roos, Aldbrough and in a roundabout way Hornsea, the stopping point of the easter section of the Trans Pennine Way. The weather was perfect and we were still talking about the fantastic scenery and beauty encountered during the ride.
Our campsite for Saturday night was here: http://www.chccs.co.uk/
. The site was very good indeed and was only lacking in one area, it has no toilets. It does however have field nearby
One thing to note is that it is directly opposite the village pub (Pricey we felt), it is very clean and only 2 minutes away from the Trans Pennine Trail. The pricing was good at £10 for a pitch which more than catered for our two tents. I'd go again and would recommend it to anyone travelling and camping in the area.
Sunday morning saw us eat whilst trying to rid ourselves of the hangover we both had. A few pints were quaffed in the pub the night before over a game of pool. We then dropped onto the Trans Pennine Trail and pushed on back to Hull. This only took us a few hours as the TPT is generally of good repair and is very easy riding.
I'd have more info on mapping ans times but Strava, again, crashed and only recorded 31 miles of the journey. I'm fuming.
My pal Nigel will be measuring the distance covered but I think it will be 40-45 miles on Saturday followed by 15 miles on Sunday.
Now, the pics: