and the Dartmouth to Paignton steam railway is a must visit. Not only the joy and smell of travelling on a steam engine but there are fantastic views as it runs close to the sea.
Dartmouth's old shop.
The entrance to Dartmouth
Like nmany seaside towns there are narrow streets
and a plug for this book.
I've read many books about long cycling trips and sometimes they can get a bit boring because basically you get up in the morning, get on the bike, ride, eat, sleep and do it all again tomorrow and the next day etc. Not all the long distance riders are good authors as well as good cyclists, but Mike is a journalist first and foremost so he knows how to put a story together and thats what he's done in this book.
There is very little detail about his bike and kit but he tells a good tale of his experiences as he cycles around the coast of Britain. Its a great read and flows well, so well that I finished it in four evenings.