March 22, 2009


From London Victoria, Charing Cross, Paddington, Euston, King’s Cross, Waterloo, Fenchurch Street or Liverpool Street on Sunday set out north, east, south or west, with the premise there is a God and that I, image of God, see the Vale of Pewsey white horse from the train and feel ‘happy’. From London train lines radiate from the capital north, east, south and west. South west and Wales is up to five hours away. South is closest. South east takes a little longer than straight down to Brighton. Winchelsea, Folkestone, Whitstable and Margate are good alighting stations for cycling tours.
London gives access to The West of England via Paddington by train. Swindon is half way, Bristol Temple Meads the gateway. The North and South Downs converge in Wiltshire. Its possible to travel by bus from Victoria to Wales but three days are needed and no cycle carriage on buses generally in England. A trend towards limiting cycles on trains and no horses are allowed: A light futuristic folding mountain bicycle overdue for invention. Rail and road transport radiate from London dendritic often, comprehensively cover the south east. In Surrey Borders Hampshire Home Counties The Watercress Line is a means of visiting obscure country via Winchester.
Over in East Sussex and Kent: Visit the harbour of Winchelsea on the coastal side on both sides of the river when heading east or west. There are cycle tracks across the pebble beach. From Winchelsea: Crossing county boundaries is a thrill: An abstract line on a map. Cross over into Kent from East Sussex on Dungeness mid afternoon, a pebble scrub waseland. There is much to behold here, not just on the theme of Stephen Spender and pylons in the landscape, or Derek Jarman juxterposed with fishing boats in the shadow of nuclear power. There is a 15 mile curve to Hythe and Folkestone via Littlestone-on-sea and Dymechurch. The aspect of Littlestone-on-sea is
special with a broad lawn between the shelter and houses.


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