Left at about 10am and went straight to a shop to buy breakfast and cycled along a short way on the coast road. Dan’s gears were out of sync on the derailleurs so we stopped to allow him to adjust them. I made tea while Dan tinkered with a screwdriver. Meanwhile, I ate some breakfast while Dan continued to adjust his gears. He soon had it sorted out.
We saw another lone cyclist coming the opposite way but he only waved and a carried on. We were a bit disappointed. On we went, steaming along at a good pace until we reached Malaga after passing through several holiday resorts. They were real eye-openers, such as Torre del Mar.
We went straight through Malaga city centre, which was like cycling in London, and found a hypermarket which Dan had been to before when he came through here a few years before on his motorbike heading for Morocco. The hypermarket was the largest I had ever seen. It was so big that the assistants were travelling around on roller-skates. It wasn’t long before we were back on the road but it took ages to get out of Malaga.
The next landmark was Torremelinos at which we did not even bother to stop, making our way towards Marbella. We tried to find a hostal in the centre of Marbella when we got there but there was nothing suitable. Dan was in a bad mood and kept snapping that we would not find one here. We decided to go out of town to find one and saw Hostal Los Pacos, got a room, showered before going to the next door supermarket to get our supper.
We cooked up in the room before trying to watch some TV with a beer each, but the television was useful so we went to bed.
Distance 126.8 kms Average speed 14.1 kmh Time 8 hours 54 mins
Will Hawkins lives in Lincolnshire with his family, works in a technology company in London and does as many micro-adventures as he can.
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