Day 76 Kingston upon Hull - Cleethorpes

The Stainforth and Keadby Canal at Keadby.

The Stainforth and Keadby Canal at Keadby.

Tuesday 7th September

Sunday 5th September

95 Miles, 6 hours 45 minutes.

Weather: Dry, warm, sunny and windy.

Accommodation: Ginnie's Guest House

Gamble of taking rest day in Hull paid off as wind had eased today -although still windy, was also fortunate not o be confronted by much in way of headwinds.

Day on the road started badly with heavy traffic on Ab3 out of Hull - truly terrifying and I seriously thought my time was up! After 10 miles I'd had enough and in desperation resorted to using a rough footpath beside the road - within a minute I had my sixth puncture due to broken glass. Thankfully, a short distance later, I managed to detour off this 'Road to Hell'.

On the plus side, I was fortunate that the route taken today was virtually as 'flat as a pancake' - I only encountered 3 short hill climbs all day.

Stopped at the Humber Bridge viewpoint on the south side of the river - I have to say it's quite an impressive structure.

Ecountered heavy traffic again in and around Immingham and the A180 into Grimsby (detoured round final 3 mile section) before finally arriving in Cleethorpes just before 6pm.Thought of the day - Glad to be alive!

Picture Gallery

The Stainforth and Keadby Canal at Keadby.
Approaching the Humer Bridge from the south side.
Views of the Humber Bridge from the south side near Barton-upon-Humber
Views of the Humber Bridge from the south side near Barton-upon-Humber