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HI THERE EASY RIDERS...I AM NOW ON THE 10TH DAY OF MY BIKE TOUR OF THE SOUTH COAST OF ENGLAND.

I BEGAN MY JOURNEY IN LONDON 10 DAYS AGO AND HEADED SOUTH TO BRIGHTON,I THEN TURNED RIGHT GOING WEST AND HAVE KEAPT ON GOING SINCE.

I VISITED MANNY VILLAGES AND TOWNS ALONG THE WAY.
I VISITED WORTHING WERE I SPENT TWO NIGHTS,LITTLEHAMPTON,HAYLING ISLAND WERE I WAS EXPOSED TO A MASSIVE STORM AND MOST OF MY ELECTRONIC EQUPMENT WAS FLODED,I THEN MOVED WEST TO NEW MILTON TO BE HOSTED FOR A NIGHT AND THEN TO KIMRIDG BAY AND EAST AND WEST LULWORTH.

VERY STEEP HILL FROM WEST LULWORTH TO THE MAIN ROAD BUT VERY FRIENDLY VILLAGE WITH A MOBILE POST OFFICE SO YOUR TIMIMG HAS TO BE RIGHT IF YOU NEED THEIR SERVICES,THERE IS A CASH POINT ON THE LOCAL CORNER SHOP BUT CHARGES FOR CASH WITHDRAWLS.

THE MILITARY ALSO CONTROLS THE ROADS AROUND THIS AREA OF THE SOUTH COAST AND IF THERE ARE ARMY EXSERCISES THEN THE ROADS ARE CLOSED,READ THE SIGNS.HAVING BEEN THROUGH WEYMOUTH,I HAVE DECIDED TO SPEND THE NIGHT IN A SLEEPY LITTLE TOWN CALLED BRIDPORT.

THW TOWNS IS LOCATED A MILE AWAY FROM THE SEA,THERE ARE CAMPSITES BUT THERE IS ALSO AREAS TO CAMP WILD INSTED.

THERE IS A CAR SPEARS SHOP ON THE HIGH STREET THAT ALSO SELLS BVIKES AND BIKE BITS.

THERE IS NO TRAIN STATION AND THE LOCAL CRIME RATE IS QUITE LOW.
THERE ARE CHAIN CAFES TO GOT ON LINE AND CHARGE YOUR ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT AS WELL AS AN OUTDOOR SHOP ALSO ON THE HIGH STREET,THE OWNER IS FRIENDLY AND IS ADOPTING OUR WEBSITE AS A LINK TO HIS SHOP WEBSITE,FOR THE BENEFIT OF HIS CUSTUMERS.

ON THIS OCCASION I HAVE PURCHASED A CAMPING SHOWER,THAT CONSISTS OF A BLACK BAG WITH A HOSE THAT WORMS IN THE SUN AND YOU HANG AND FILL WITH 20 LITERS OF WATER.

TODAY IS THE 30/06/11 ,PAY DAY FOR SOME,AND I AM HEADIND WEST TO EXETER AFTER MY ELECTRICAL EQUIPMENT IS FULLY CHARGED,I SHALL RETURN TO MY BLOG IN A FEW HOURS,MEANWHILE DON'T HESITATE IN EMAILING ME ,SHOULD YOU NEED SOME ADVICE OR HAVE ANY BIKE TOURING RELATED QUERIES

THIS IS A VERY STEEP HILL ARE WERE I HAD TO WALK THE BIKE FREQUENTLY UP THE HILLS FOR A MILE OR TWO.

ITS NOW WENDSDAY THE 29/06/11 AND I ARRIVED IN WEYMOUTH TWO DAYS AGO.
WEYMOUTH HAS THE MOST BEUTIFULL AND VERSATILE HARBOUR AND MARINA I HAVE VISITED SO FAR IN ENGLAND AND AS A FORMER SAYLOR MYSELF I THINK I CAN EVALUATE THE FACILITIES.

THE MARINA IS SHARED BY THE FISHER TROLLERS THAT I SAW BRINGING THE VAST CACHT IN LANDS MARKETTS.

HERE IN WEYMOUTH IS ALSO A FORT AND PORTLAND ISLAND TO VISIT WERE THERE IS ROYAL NAVY BASES SAND LONG SHINGLE BANKS,JUST PARADISIAC SORROUNDINGS AND AN UNUSED TRAIN TRACK,THAT HAS BEEN COVERED BY ASPHALT FOR THE BENEFIT OF LOCAL CYCLISTS AND YOU CAN STILL SEE THE TRAIN PLATFORMS OF THE STATIONS AS YOU CYCLE TO OR FROM PORTLAND ISLAND,A REAL MUST RIDE TRACK.

THERE ARE A FEW BIKE SHOPS IN WEYMOUTH,BUT I DEFENATLY WENT FOR CYCLE LIFE BIKE SHOP.
TIM ITS ONWER IS VERY HELPFULL AND A REAL BIKE PRO THAT HAS DONE LOTS OF BIKE TOURING AND GAVE ME TWO LOCAL CYCLE MAPS AS SOON AS I GOT TO WEYMOUTH.

CYCLE LIFE ACCESSORIES ARE ALSO AFFORDABLE AND OF GOOD QUALITY.
TODAY I DEPART FROM WEYMOUTH,HEADING WEST AS USUAL,SEE YOU SOON.