Friday 18th July, Hawick to Carlisle40 Miles Today was unadventurous on the bike, miserable weather was our companion on route from Eskdalemuir. We stayed last night in Selkirk at the Heatherlie House Hotel and without doubt it’s been our best accommodation on the trip. Made to feel very welcome, a big discount was given and all the drinks were “on the house” and it’s a vast chasm to the Premier Inn tonight where almost every opportunity to extract a surcharge is taken. Paul Ogden from the BBC joined us today for the ride and once again his bike put him at a severe disadvantage. His legs sup the pedals like a hamster in a wheel, furiously peddling without achieving any distance. Rather like a boring day at work we filled the time unproductively cycling the measly 40 miles in just over 3 hours yet still not finishing until nearly three o’clock. It was an uninspiring day…….so I won’t bore you further!