Tower to Tower – Charity Bike Ride

Day 1:We set off at 5:30 am, epic day covering 135 miles, 10 hours in the saddle, it was so warm. We stayed in Cannock Chase with a final climb up this massive hill😳. The campsite was lovely and it’s the best shower I’ve ever had👌.

Day 2: We left this morning at 6:30 am and I got a puncture, we had it changed and back on the road we are outside Hinckley on the A5, down south we go 🚴🚴🚴👍
Well, well, the weather had won this round, after 90 miles we have jumped on a train to Henley-on-Thames, my goodness it was so warm today. It wasn’t an easy decision but it’s for the best, and I don’t think I could have cycled another 20 miles!!!!!  On a positive note, the campsite is ace, it’s got an outdoor pool, although it was closed when we arrived😢, pie and a drink for t and off to bed 😴😴😴. One last early start then on the ⛴ at 5:30pm.

Attention, attention – new Guinness world record from Henley on Thames to Newhaven, 95 miles in roughly 6hr 30 mins, we are waiting official confirmation.

Day 3: Leaving the campsite at 5:17am😴, we cycled along the Thames to Twyford, Camberley, Guilford down to Brighton before lots of hills into Newhaven. Three punctures in 2 miles did slow us down, but we managed to get back on track.  Spirits definitely lifted when we could see the English Channel, although the rolling hills into Newhaven did test our resolve!!!!!
Morale is still high and we are still talking to each other!!!!!
We arrived at the ferry and had the best cold show ever, now we are chilling on the ferry, tonight we stay in Dieppe and on to Paris for the last day!!!!!
Thanks for all the support it does make a difference, honest……..S4SNS4N

Day 4: We made it!!! It’s been the hardest 4 days ever, but we got to Paris. The sweltering heat,extreme long days or torrential rain with thunder storms didn’t dampen our spirits.
4 days and over 450 miles from Blackpool to Paris has been incredibly difficult, we are exhausted today but can’t wait to get back and see our respected families. Paris thanks for now and maybe next time we’ll be in a camper van to see the final stage of the tour 🤔😜👌🚴💨

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