Within a nano second, inner tube replaced, tyres to all 3 bikes fully pumped and brakes checked and a nudge to Philip's front wheel so that he doesn't have to climb hills with the brake rubbing (no stopping him now).
|Mark, Nic, Jake & Philip outside the fantastic|
Breeze Bikes, Amble
Today was a day of sun, sea, sand and breeze. Breeze, Amble and breeze from the North Sea, chilly! However, guess what we've got - arm warmers, hooray!
|Oh, we do like to be beside the seaside - it's flat!|
|Typical fab Sustrans NCN signpost|
|Route choices before Whitley Bay|
Dry again today and yet, despite the suncream and cloudy conditions for much of the day, Philip could offer to stand on St. Mary's Island, in place of the lighthouse and ward off ships with his glowing red nose.
Got to Newcastle, have seen the Tyne and many bridges, one of which had a special significance, have also seen some interesting buildings we may try to investigate.
|Achievement - 230 miles/368 km and our second host city.|
|Gateshead Millenium Bridge with Tyne Bridge and the Olympic Rings|
Nic grateful for some dim, distant training in interpretation or they would never have got a room or eaten! Jake and Philip totally baffled by the accent and the speed of delivery.
Host venue tomorrow and apparently a date with local radio?