>Well, I made it to Penzance thanks to Worst sorry, First Great Western trains. I decided to take public transport to Paddington so I would not be in full cycling kit on the train. So after taking bike on local train & the Tube, I arrived @ Paddington in time to visit the 1st Class passenger lounge to the horror of the posh people in suits or posh outfits. Was it my multi-coloured cleated shoes clicking on the wooden floor or was it the cycling jacket I had on that shocked them? Surely it was not my putting my bike in the corner of the lounge that horrified them.
When I got on the train, the guard’s van is at front of the train & 1st class at the rear. After securing my bike in the full guard’s van-6 bikes going all the way to Penzance – the train was ready to depart, so I had to walk through the train carrying my luggage. The guard by the buffet obviously thought I looked out of place to pass him into the 1st class carriages. Obviously my saddlebag & handlebar bag are not in keeping with the leather briefcases & expensive handbags he usually associates with 1st class passengers.
Once seated I made sure to get my money’s worth of the complimentary green tea every time the trolley came past!
Its a 5 hour journey to Penzance, 3 hours being from Exeter to Penzance! I always thought Exeter was nearly @ Lands End!
Arriving in Penzance, it was a glorious evening but I resisted the temptation 2 head immediately for Lands End & instead drank even more tea with Jane whilst waiting for John to finish being a Pirate- at least that’s what I think he said he was doing.
An early night is called for before setting off on this little ride tomorrow!
Remember tomorrow is just another day.