Warned it was a dump (actual words used were “Lelystad is not a nice place”) but it was in the direction I wanted to go so I thought I’d see for myself. And I’m moving on tomorrow anyway.
I’d managed to get myself on the wrong side of the hilly region to the west of the IJssel, the same hilly region I was avoiding when I went east through Deventer (book fair city). The altitude graph for today’s route clearly shows the hilly region. Left is Heerde (today’s start) and right is Lelystad (today’s destination). Cycling it is not as bad as it looks.
My legs have recovered a bit and ride was enjoyable, but the polder section on the southern Flevopolder (the polder Lelystad is on) became a bit hard work, the clouds came over, I was exposed to the full force of the wind and it was rather dull scenery.
The campsite seems good. They lent me an adapter so I can use their electricity for free (my solar panel is not so useful on overcast days with full cloud cover), well sheltered from the wind, free Wi-Fi/internet, etc.
The nearest supermarket is an Aldi and after my experiences with them in Germany I won’t use them so I had to go somewhat further to find a better one and saw some of the city at the same time.
And I am now the right side of the hilly region.
A few photos from today’s ride
Herde to Lelystad
Today 40 miles.