Ride out to Yorktown and Jamestown Settlements. Tropical Storm Irma is coming as the wind is getting up and it’s starting to try and rain.


The weather is supposed to turn tomorrow so I knew I had to get out on a ride today. I’d been west of Williamsburg on the previous two rides so planned a ride to the east this time.

The first part was up the Colonial Parkway to Yorktown. This is a beautiful and quiet road bordered by trees and lakes the whole way and with hardly any cars. Just beautiful!


At Yorktown I stopped at the cafe at the Revolution Museum for a coffee and cake. Not a lot of choice cake wise but I did have a nice chocolate cookie.


After that I rode through historic downtown Yorktown and then onwards through the Civil War battlefields – a really beautiful part of the route.

After this, the route went a bit downhill as it joined this REALLY busy main road with 3 lanes each side! Like cycling down the side of a motorway and no fun at all.


Thankfully the route eventually turned off but the remaining roads were still pretty busy. Shame there were no other choices of quieter roads heading back to Williamsburg as I’d have gladly taken them.

Back in Williamsburg I headed for the DoG Street Pub for some post ride refreshment, before making the short ride back to our rented apartment.


A real ride of two halves. The first half was first class and absolutely beautiful but the second half was not that much fun.

Route: click here