Tuesday 3rd September 2019, Yokkaichi.
A much much tougher day than I had expected. Very hot and very humid. A long ride with the crossing of two mountain ranges. (I’m not now going to be giving any figures for distances or climbs as Toni Thorncraft-Smith is running a competition with prizes for whoever estimates most accurately the total distance cycled when I arrive in Tokyo).
I got serious cramp in the legs. I can’t remember the last time that happened. At one stage I was fearing that I wouldn’t be able to complete the cycling today but with enough salt and water I managed to get through.
A similar distance tomorrow but along the coast so it should be a lot flatter.