I woke not to rain, but a nice sunny blustery day for what will be the longest ride of the trip – 120km to Antwerp.
Initially heading SW I was getting some benefit from the wind, but as my trajectory shifted SE it began working against me – reducing my speed to single figure mpg at times.
It took 5 hours to cover the 48 miles to Roosendaal where I had a rest and some lunch.
It took me another hour to reach the border at Essen, then a further two to make it into Antwerp.
At least there was a suitable reward at the end of the journey.