You might have been able to guess from the speed with which I was able to upload maps and pictures from Day 11 that I had both a) a good internet connection and b) a working sat nav.
I've been sent a new Garmin Edge 705 and it's frankly embarrassing because I can now see that long before my first one went bonkers it was never right. When I first got it I thought it was quite impressive... but then I'd never used a sat nav of any kind before, in a car or elsewhere. So I just thought it took ages for them to locate a satellite every time you used them and accepted that it sometimes lost reception along the way and so on.
But it grew so erratic that it became obvious it was faulty. It was inventing ridiculous journeys to fill in the gaps between moments of lost reception and failing for whole days to ever find a satellite. It's dead. It's in Sat Nav Heaven. Or it would be if it knew how to get there. It's probably gone to Stratford upon Avon instead.
And I have a new one. And it finds itself really quickly and has yet to lose a connection. And if the other one hadn't gone completely nuts I would never have known how brilliant they really are. Lovely.
Anyway... here's the map of my journey from King's Lynn to Peterborough:
And as you can see, it was the flattest journey yet. The first one where, according to the uppity-downity chart, it all falls within + or - 0%!
I was guided by the very able Angus. There was some helmet confusion at the start of the journey (my tour manager Ed and I thought we might have left it in the theatre the night before) and I think that was the reason we forgot to take a starting line photo... but here we are having lunch in March. (The town, not the month.)
And here we are at the finishing line after a nice 50 mile ride.
I'm pretty sure my fitness has improved enormously over the last few days. I know it was flat (and there was only the occasional headwind) but I was really surprised when Peterborough suddenly loomed up. I wasn't expecting to see it for another hour or so and it really didn't feel like I'd cycled 50 miles. I expect there'll be some hills on the ride to Leicester. Boo them... I've enjoyed the flatness.