A big thanks for all the interest shown in support of our adventure, and especially for the very generous donations. The total including gift aid comes to £3,570! Thank you. Advertisements
Final Stats: Distance 476 miles, 8733m of climbing Money raised: Currently stands at approx £3,050 in total – over 3 times our original target so a huge thank you. I can certify that nobody pushed their bike up any part of the hills, all achieved with pedals even if travelling slower than walking pace! Number of punctures… Continue reading Overview
64 miles. 1,578m ascent The final day started with a beautiful morning by the river Wye after an excellent overnight stay at The Saracens Head. The usual ritual of packing the panniers and applying cream and sunblock to all the necessary places completed we were ready to depart by about 9:30, all very aware of a… Continue reading Day 7 Symonds Yat to Wells – The Detail
64 miles, 1,578m ascent Job done! Time to celebrate, eat, sleep and rest. Further details to follow.
1st June, 57 miles, 1,206m ascent. From the Shropshire Hills to the Wye valley, we cycled through delightfully unspoilt scenery with colourful verges, a variety of livestock, a very friendly farm dog and meandering lanes. The weather was kind again with a warm and somewhat muggy atmosphere freshened by a breeze all the better when… Continue reading Day 6 Clun to Symonds Yat
72 miles, 1,268m ascent We woke to clear blue skies and the prospect of quieter prettier roads. Our excellent B&B host gave us some sponsorship to see us on our way which I felt was very decent. We rolled through the backstreets of Chester then quickly out into the Cheshire countryside, the weather good, sun,… Continue reading Day 5 Chester to Clun
83 miles, 983m ascent. It was always going to be a day of transition from the rural beauty of the Forest of Bowland (moorland and fells largely without trees) through the congested area of North West England to Chester and the days of cycling in the Welsh Borders. We started with fairly fatigued and tender… Continue reading Day 4 Slaidburn to Chester