In the gaps between showers, we hired eight bikes and cycled from Torrington to Bideford and back along the Tarka Trail. It used to be a railway line until the Beeching Report closed it and a third of Britain's rail network in the 60s and 70s. A similar thing happened to the Chichester Line which ran through the South Downs to Midhurst: the southern bit of that is also now a cycle trail. The cuts didn't make any real savings though. It all seemed to be pushed through in the name of progress: trains were old, cars & roads were the future. Of course we now have way too many cars choking roads and air. Bring back trains.
The evening was taken up with Spain's 4:0 thrashing of Italy in the Euros Final - quite the most accomplished, creative, flowiuid footballing performance I've seen in many a year.