Second ride out on the new bike and today I decided to push the distance, 40.9 miles in all. The route vaguely follows Nicole Cookes, former Olympic and road race champion, training run from Wick.
I left the main B road cutting across the country lanes from Siginstone to St Athan. Taking in the scenery I spotted a rare sight. I leapt off the bike to grab my camera and watched as a Red Kite swooped and dived along the hedgerow for about 10-15 mins. I've heard rumours of sightings of this bird of prey around Cowbridge that is usually not sighted much further south of Mid Wales. That will be the second highlight of the trip.