I’ve been training since April, riding tens of miles most weekends, and it paid off. I managed to cycle all the way to the Suffolk coast, I did the Dunwich Dynamo! Five flat tyres was pretty unlucky though! Maybe I should try again next year and try and beat my time?
Only a few hours from Shanghai, it took me 2 years to discover Shengsi Island. With advice from this city weekend article, and article on CNN and some blogs from a Shanghai bike club we set off!
Getting there took longer than expected… it was golden week and the fast boat tickets had sold out. I’d really advise getting boat tickets in advance if you want to ensure a speedy trip!
Once there, it was a bit tricky to get a taxi, none of the drivers claimed to know where we were going. But eventually we checked in to our guest-house (booked through ctrip) and got down to some good old-fashioned relaxing (and eating of course).
A few weekends ago we had a windy day and a bit of blue sky. So, I decided to go to Lujiazui to see the construction of the new Shanghai Center.
Can’t find much information about the project online, apart from the fact that it will be taller than the ‘bottle opener’ (the building seen in the background of both photos)… will post an update if I find a good link.