Day 6: Preston to Carlisle – approx. 90 miles

Day 6 - Preston to Carlisle

I’m worrying a bit about today’s ride.  It’s a long run with the longest and steepest climb of the whole LeJoG route.  The climb up Shap Fell starts at Kendall and rises nearly a thousand feet over 17 miles.  Its so long walking up it is not really an option! I’m sure it will be alright…

Shap is after Kendall so I think a stop for some mint cake will be in order, thankfully the hills of the Lake district will be to our west most of the day while we push onto Carlisle and Scotland.  Its crazy to think that half the whole ride is up through Scotland…the weather on TV used to minimise the size of Scotland – look at how small Scotland is presented to England, and we wonder what Alex Salmond is so bolshy! Apparently this has now changed as the BBC have recognised how misrepresentative it is…

Heading into the borders should be pretty, hopefully a taste of what awaits in Scotland.

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