It wasn’t a tough decision.
I was enjoying the shorter days cycling and I’d already sacrificed the challenge early on. I decided to take a much more direct route back to Hoek van Holland.
So today I set out for Utrecht.
The route along the Nederrijn took me through pre-historic woodlands and the first real gradients of the trip.
Wasn’t Holland supposed to be flat?!?
The hills were a nice change, and it wasn’t until I turned northwards to Utrecht that the headwind reminded me just how heavy my legs were still feeling.
The weather was great again today, 21c with a mixture of sun and cloud cover. Absolutely perfect for cycling.
However as I reached Utrecht the rain finally caught up with me; soaking me first when I was looking for my hotel, and then again as I tried to eat a pizza by the canal in the evening.
It had to happen at some point.
Miles today: 44.34
Miles so far: 347.81