Northants hinterland 103km
The last day of July.….how to celebrate the 212th day of the year? Why (you might ask) does one need to celebrate such a non-event?
Well, did you know that on this day in…….
1703 Daniel Defoe was placed in the pillory for seditious libel…….he dared to satirise High Church Tories!
1990 It was pronounced National Flag day in Hawaii……which, presumably, is a national holiday for all the islands.
1991 The START 1 treaty, controlling the proliferation of nuclear arms, was signed between the US and Russia
And it happens to be the day the Spanish Armada was spotted off the English coast, that K2 was first conquered by an Italian climber, that the British Navy discontinued its daily rum ration, that Fidel Castro handed over power to his brother Raúl, and when JK Rowling celebrates her birthday.
I mean, what better reason for climbing on the bike and going for a 65 mile venture to the northern reaches of the county of Northamptonshire, and gaze over into the delightful county of Rutland?
And the summer countryside was at its best…………