Blake's Bike Packing Adventure Round The Isle Of Wight | GMBN Epic Rides
Welcome. Back to you beautiful people today I'm on the Isle of Wight where I live, the, weather is amazing it's. Friday, and I can't wait to get out on my bike but look, at, what I've got to. Ride. Yep. I am, going backpacking around the Isle of Wight I've, ridden here so, much have been all over the place but I've never circu. Navigated, the whole way around the alibi in one go it's not very big but I, thought I'd take my time a bike, pack right, enough chitchat, I'm jumping, my steed and I'm gonna head up the hill I'm gonna go east. All. Right a little bit of history for you. Queen, Elizabeth, and Prince Albert, built, their their. Summer house on. The. Olive-y and. This is Albert's, cottage, it's a guessing. Where Prince Albert, used. To hang out have, some lunch is pretty cool place to have lunch actually. That's. A big gate. There. East cause is pretty cool to be honest Seb clover, born, in. 1987. In, 2003. He. Solo. Sail across the Atlantic, why. The hell, would, you do that that is freakin. Crazy the. Guy who invented the Hopcroft lived, in these cars as well Sir Christopher cockerel. I think it was there you go a little bit of history about. East. Cows on the Isle of Wight now let's move on. Oh. Yes. I. Waited so long for that one. First. Stop for food. Is. The garlic, this place is sick I can't. Recommend it enough I. Love. It and. Also need garlic for. Dinner sir yeah. Garlic. Beer. I reckon. Someone was bored I just. Wanted to build a funny, funny. Something happy. It's. Gonna be some sort of plaque on this thing we, asked the olive why I had a big, big. Role in protecting. UK. Mainland especially, Portsmouth, and Southampton, because, Portsmouth, is. A naval base oh. Yeah. Look at that Jia. Jia. So. Yeah Walled. War. I. Thought. Was a dead sheep. Interesting. Fact though the Isle of Wight is the, biggest, island. In England. For. The second-most populated, island in. England the, most populated. Island. In England, is port. C port, see I didn't. Know because, I did some research, it's. Portsmouth, that's. Portsmouth, Portsmouth. Is a city that, is the most populated, island, in, England. I didn't. Know that and we're the second most populated island but the biggest oh. Right. So. I'm gonna go down to ride. Peddle. Across all. The way all. The way to the. Far east side of the island where. Like. I said I'm gonna set up my camp because. I want to see an epic. Sunset. I mean. Sunrise. And sunsets over there which, I'm going to be tomorrow so I'm gonna see that tomorrow on my last night, kind. Of worked up pretty well hi right. Alright. There's cool building, Ryan Fermi, right, has called a Polly house it. Was built in the 1870s. And, the, Hut. Family, owned. This I don't. Have enough house right. Here on. The beach run is. Beautiful. Alright. Come. Through ride done. I'm in sea view I've got. 15. Minutes until. I get there but it's all on the tar road so it's, gonna be pretty easy, and. Then I'm there. That's. My view I'm. Gonna set up camp here. Mike, wake. Up I have a fire there a, fire. There. And. Drink. That garlic beer. Right. Run. Time-lapse of me setting up a tent. Right. Done set, up the tent climb the tree to get a cool shot of that, I'm. So proud of it I'm pretty happy sunsets. On, its, way down the Sun is setting, I can't, wait to the sunrise in the morning, I'm. Gonna start. A fire I'm gonna start cooking and a crack a beer maybe. That. Horrible. Garlic beer just to see what it's like because I was curious, so. Yeah I'm flying down this tree though and then I'm gonna start a fire. That's. How he's, tough. It's. Working look at that. That. Thing's vicious. Campfire. Good food good, view tomorrow is gonna be a good view in the morning that's for sure I'm looking forward to tomorrow though we're gonna go. All along the East Coast and then, go west straight, away but it's flat the other side I'm just gonna sit, here enjoy and, drink this garlic beer, see. What it's like well I tell you what there's. Gonna be no vampires, around me tonight because of this.
Wow. What. An. Amazing. Morning. Didn't. Expect that to, be honest like I didn't. Expect that it, is. Six o'clock in the, a.m., there's someone skiing already. Like. Waterskiing, Wow. Look, at that man. Now. That's what you call have. You, what. Look, at that in I slept pretty, good. Don't. Got. My coffee I'm, ready. I'm. Ready to tackle this day. As. Long as I want to sit and just watch this day go by on this beautiful spot I'm, gonna pack up I'm. Gonna get ready I'm gonna head back on the road because today we're it's, a big long day it's the biggest day of all three days. Welcome. Back to my history lesson, and today I'm. Crossing from st. Helens into. Bembridge and this river right here. Well. That. Basically. Bembridge. To ya Volyn was, an, island back, in oh i don't know some. Years. And years and years ago basically, the island was split up into three, Bembridge. Bembridge. Island. Was. An island itself. And. Over the years it's just filled, up with mud you. Get a good perspective of, it when i climb up to. Colvard downs in, a, minute right let's go and find a windmill it's, the only windmill on the Isle of Wight the only one that's left over. Oh. Wow. Look at that. I've. Always seen it from the rover never been yeah it. Looks. Flippin. Out. Huh. Nice. Pretty. All, right let's. Move on we're. Gonna go that way way, up there. That. Is covered. Down the clips are insane. This. Is the top of covert, down, I'm heading. All. The way down there but. I'm gonna get a better view than this this, is freakin cool. Covert. Downs, another. Spot, for, world war two basically. These two things, right here one two, had. Nine point two inch, mass. Of guns firing. Out, there, there's, a perfect, spot because these cliffs around you are. 341. Feet which, is a hundred and four meters. Perfect. Spot to. Annihilate. Your enemies cuz look at all them ships ready, you, could just be. Blowing. Up ships right I'm, gonna head back the way I came I'm gonna, drop down into, sand, down which is over there right, along that - Shanklin, and then over that hill, over there and. All the way around so I, got some riding to do but riding along the seafront down there's really. Cool just super easy like. It. This. Is a beautiful, little bit of cycle. Track that. Links sand down Oh Eddie, Shanklin, and then I go over into, Ventnor we're gonna stop in Shanklin for a for a cream tea I think, cuz it's England and, that's the British thing. Right. Perfect. Cream tea enough energy, for me to climb, to. The highest point, on the, Isle of Wight. Right, I'm officially, heading west ah. I'm. Going towards the sunset but. This campsite, that I'm gonna find is. On a friend's, farm. So. I probably, won't see the sunset, but, I'm gonna try and get time-lapse, over well, look at that I've. Just come from, miles. Down there, who. Has a tough little climb it's. All downhill, now going. West to. Chariton. Farm got, a bit of tarmac, I'm, gonna go cross, along. The golf course, and then, drop into night in and. Got off into black gang then. I'm gonna stop at a pub for lunch. And. Then I got the Military Road which. Is a long. Flat. Ass. Tar. Road but. I know the back roads so we. Find. Are. You so are. The, military, road great. Road, boring. For cycling, busy. In the summer it's. Just not comfortable. Tractors. Over to us just, death, so. I try and avoid it like the plague and. I'm cycling so. I know some back roads this, is way better no. Cars no. Speeding. Tourists. No. Tractors, to run me over. Just. A nice country. Lane ah. Funny. My friend lives down this road somewhere Harry. Steel his name is we're.
Not Going there though go. To the farm. Campsite. Let's. Find a good spot to pitch up tent I. Think. I found one under. This tree. Hi. I just gotta move a few logs and I'm gonna set up camp, right. Here nice. I set. Up camp there, it is you. Know what it looks like didn't want to show you how to do it again I am, shattered. So I'm gonna take a little little. Nap and by time I wake up it would be a little bit little, bit darker, I could, start the fire up cook, my dinner and. Then just relax, let's, just say that little nap lasted, all night I woke up the next morning fresh, as a daisy, made myself a cup of coffee packed up camp hit, the road to, finish off this epic, adventure around. The Isle of Wight. Ha, what a try. Oh I. Am. Nearly at the end of the art of white I haven't. Got long to go oh. But. Little. History lesson for, you again. Welcome to my class, today. Is all about tennis, and down tennyson, down is this huge, grassy. Whaleback hill that's, starts. And freshwater bay which is there just, down there, it starts out, 482, feet, which. Is a hundred and forty seven meters, Breyer. For Tennyson's. Basically. Monument and Tennyson, Lord Tennyson, was a poet and he lived in this area for roughly. About forty years he. Always used to come up and down this place he, said the. Sea air was, like six, pence a, pint. I'm, guessing now super, expensive but. This place is, so. Beautiful and. Unfortunately. You. Can't actually ride on that cuz it's National Trust and it's, for walking, only you're not even going with your horses there it's, all hiked up and took some stuff some, footage, of Tennyson. Monument. Now I cycle. All the way around to Allen Bay up. The hill which is a horrible, crime didn't. Want to see me suffering and this. Is. The needles. Right, the, needles, yes there's those things right behind me there three. Of them sticking. About 30, meters, out of the water there. Is three trust me the other ones around the corner can't really see it from here, maybe, if I go to a different spot we're gonna see all three but you, got that lighthouse a lighthouse is super, all that thing was built in 1859.
Super. Old basically, to protect ships from smashing, into those big. White husky, teeth thing on, the edge of the other way but as soon as you say the I love wine those. Things definitely. Spring, to mind is an iconic, piece of. Landscape. But, see, all this behind me they are rocket, test sites, basically. It's two of them they used to test Rockets yeah fire. Them up and displaced to. See if they can I, I don't know I think there was a race between. The between, NASA and all, they actually did testing yeah I'm not too sure my, history is a, bit. Vague on this area I only. Come here to see them I the. Needles. Wow. I'm. Gonna end it right here cuz, it can't get any better than this. Man. I'm super hit hooked on bike packing this is so, much fun and it goes to show that you don't actually have to go far afield to seek adventure. With. Bike packing you could do it on your local doorstep, like I have on the Isle of Wight I did a massive tour all the way around and I, was super it was super fun so hopefully this has inspired you to get into bike, packing and giving you a little bit more of an insight get, your juices flowing, cuz it's super fun I love it I don't want to end actually. It's not ending here I'm gonna go all the way back home. Which, that. Pie is pretty boring I'm. Gonna end it right here at, the needles but if you want to see another rad video and Neil does an epic, ride does a hundred-mile in the day click. Just over here hit, that globe to subscribe because, you're missing out and if. You. Love. This content smash. The like button and I'll, see you at the next one because, I need a and I need a shower. See. Ya. You.