I always knew that today was the day I'd be leaving the flat lands behind... but today's uppity-downity shows just how dramatic a change there was:
Mind you, some of that flatness was actually just me and my Human Sat Nav getting lost in Peterborough. As you can see from this view of the beginning of our ride, we rather went round the houses:
That should be no embarrassment to my guide, Colin:
Who did a fab job. He's from Leicester and had travelled out to Peterborough on an early train in order to help me. It's obvious that whoever helps me out on this either ends up or starts off far from where they live... I really couldn't have more gratitude for their efforts.
Anyway, here's the route we took for the whole of our 57 miles:
Here are a couple of photos from along the way:
And here we are at the finishing line: