I managed to roll myself out of bed early (its getting harder as it gets colder) this weekend to do a cycle I had been planning for months but always cycled somewhere else instead. I’ve got a fascination with castles and wanted to cycle to Hurst Castle to walk along the spit that connects it to the mainland and see whether it ranks amongst my favourite castles.
I realised about 10 minutes in that I had made a huge mistake deciding to walk along the spit. The ground consisted of loose pebbles and so couldn’t be ridden on with a road bike, I’m not one to show defeat so struggled on despite the odd looks I was probably getting. It felt like a very long three miles there and back again.
I would highly NOT recommend doing that walk whilst carrying a bike. Because, 1. Its hard work, and 2. You can’t go inside the castle (unless you wisely carry a lock). Unfortunately, I only saw the outside but I’m sure the inside was a lot more interesting.