Ten Miles and Three Watts July 22nd, 2014
I spent another day in the Peak District of Derbyshire, with my bike and my Elecraft portable set up. It was hot, very hot. I used my Alex Loop as the antenna. Conditions were not great, but that does not detract from the fun.
I have been based in Wirksworth and decided to cycle to Duffield, a route which allowed me to take a look at some old railways stations. The road distance is just over ten miles.
I stopped at Idridgehay station, long since vacated by British Rail. But interestingly, the line is now in private ownership and has been brought back to life. In the summer months there are 4 return trips a day between Wirksworth and Duffield. This suited me fine because it enabled me to continue by bike to Duffield and then get a lift on one of the rerun train trips to Wirksworth. They kindly let me put my bike in the luggage area which saved me having to fold the bike. A great day out.Peter G3OJV.