Day 2, From Cranleigh to Midhurst, 40km – 80km total

Woke up at 6am today. We did think that Dianna will sleep a bit longer since it took 2 hours to get her to bed last night. No chance. Early bird she is, 6am sharp. We left at around 8. It takes a while to pack Dianna’s stuff (and our own), feed her breakfast, etc. She was happy to be back in her Chariot. Something we didn’t expect from her. It seems that she is enjoying this.

The route to Midhurst took us through some wonderful British countryside. It is here where you start to understand that London doesn’t really represent Britain. Tourists flow into London in their thousands assuming that they are getting a taste of Britain. They aren’t. They are getting a taste of London.

From Crainleigh we took small back roads towards Plaistow and then traversing a small ridge to Easeborne and Midhurst. Total 450 meters of climbing with some hills at 12%+. Midhurst is a lovely, picturesque village with quite a distinct character. We are staying in the Spread Eagle hotel. Nice little hotel, built in the 15th century.

The weather forecast for tomorrow is not looking that good. We will be going to Portsmouth, and to avoid the weather and 15km of urban cycling, we will take a train from Chichester to Portsmouth harbor.

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