Day 5 Ashburton to Winchester

A really great, flat and downhill, 55 km ride to Winchester. Took breaks at 15km way points and just spend a pleasant day in the coastal farmlands. Minor headwinds mostly blocked by the tree rows planted along the edges of the fields. Arrived at the Winchester Holiday Park around 5pm with plenty of daylight and time to set up camp in a leisurely manner. This was however to be the end of riding for this trip. I came on the trip with a pending physical challenge, knowing that it might flare up and it did. The plan for the next several days was to ride to Lake Tepako and back down or Oamaru, an area where mobile phone service was sketchy, making calling for assistance a bit risky. A decision was made to curtail riding, rent a camper van and spend the next 10 days traveling around the South Island to see what was there since I had already come all the way to be here.