I have cycled the Leeds to Liverpool canal. That’s 120 ish miles. I think. Though that might be kilometers. Not sure. I wasn’t in charge of the map reading. Or anything practical really. I brought the Twixes. Anyway. All you need to know is that cycling the Leeds Liverpool canal is a very long ride. Yep. It’s a mega long way.
I did it with my friend Nick. It took us two long, long days of slog, choc treats, swans, snapped bike wheels, mud, ducks, gravel, sheep, locks, glue bags stuck in railings, geese, a pint or two, cheering friends in Saltaire, waving people in Skipton, chatty people near Burnley, rock throwing (at us) people near Liverpool and a million dog walkers, joggers, fishing folk and long boaters in between. At the end of day one, with wobble jelly legs, I got laughed at by bouncers outside a night club in Accrington for going out to tea in a pair of bad track suit bottoms.
To be fair they had a point. We also met the scariest B&B owner ever in that town. Like the