Dist : 134 km
Riding time: 6:44
Total time (including stops) : 9:30
Climb meters up/down 1,203/1,253
At 18:40, I arrived at Gretna Green, famous for first town in Scotland and wedding capital.
Morning tea was at Kendal, where a patron gave me a history lesson on the 1980 cricket ashes and a bonus weather report.
Just north of Kendal, I met my first LEJOG cyclist and rode with him over Shap pass (430 m). The weather was clearing, with a nice tailwind. The views were fantastic. It seemed to be getting even greener the further north I went.
The descent was a long and consistent, and we covered the kilometres down to Shap quickly. There I got some tips from Nigel and he booked into his B&B and I continued as it was 14:00 and I was half way.
I continued via the large city of Perth and Carlisle onto Gretna Green.
Dinner was in the hotel and I was tired after a long day. Hoping the three flat rear tyres are behind.