Nick Keeley writes:
I started out from Stone in drizzly weather and with a hard slog uphill but the downhill was absolutely wonderful! A problem I had was that I had to keep leaving the main road to avoid the traffic and so had to go up hills again and it was like this for 2 hours!
The weather gradually improved and the countryside became more gentle and I then spent some time in Nantwich. I was on the point of ordering a healthy ham salad when I saw someone having a cream tea and changed my mind. This was lucky as I had the best scones I have ever had since my mum made them when I was small. In case you’re interested, this was at The Inglenook Tea Shoppe, opposite the museum!
After climbing the hill out of Nantwich my gear cable snapped so I had to do the last 15 miles in top gear which was hard on my hernia!!!
I arrived at my sister’s at 15.00 after riding for 41 miles (200 miles in total up to now). After tea, my brother-in-law drove me to a bike shop and I’ve now fitted a new cable.
Looking forward this evening to some company (after two evenings in deserted restaurants).
I’m really pleased that the total sponsorship for my ride has now topped £1,000 – many thanks for all the donations and support!
To donate online: www.charitygiving.co.uk/nickkeeley