The Road to Lagos

Adventures of biking from London to Lagos (2nd part)

I left London on my trusty road bike in a rather heavy pack. I know, I know, not the best plan but let’s be honest, who the hell is going to follow your lead?

So as I approached London I had to contend with the rain and with the fact that I was going to be stuck on the road for another 3 days (a nice perk of the road bike). I don’t know and I definitely didn’t try to find out but I know that at this time in London, a trip to the U.K. is no doubt going to bring a certain degree of rain or at least a heavy downpour. I was very thankful to have packed a waterproof jacket and even more thankful that I didn’t have to wear it all day.

I set off from London at 9.30 in the morning but I soon realized that there was a storm coming. I had to make a detour into the countryside and I was very grateful to have some free time to do so. I rode over to a large park called Hampton Court in London. It was so close to my home and I realized I was in a pretty good position to avoid the rain. I started pedaling and the weather improved. At this point I decided that I had to keep going, I was determined to get to Lagos in Nigeria.

It was an easy ride to Cambridge. By the time I got to Cambridge, I’d seen a couple of people on bikes so I decided it wouldn’t hurt to stop for a few moments. I stopped for a moment to get some lunch near what was once the railway station, now called the Cambridge Town Railway Station. There were a couple of pubs there but one of them was very close to my apartment and I did have a bike on the rack so I decided it was best to stay there.

At 4 in the afternoon, I made it to my destination. I went straight to the Lagos airport and was able to leave my bike at the airport and fly to Lagos straight to my own personal bike park right next to

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