Nick’s Bike Ride – Day 9 – Bridgnorth in the pouring rain!

Ironbridge

Nick Keeley writes:

Tuesday, Whitchurch to Bridgnorth, 40 miles. Felt a bit washed out overnight, but that might have been the result of the good living in Liverpool..!

I set off early and the cycling was reasonably easy for the first half of the ride. The first serious hills before Ironbridge turned out to be not as bad as I had expected.

Tea and a bacon sandwich for lunch in Ironbridge went down very well. Although I only had 8 miles to go I knew the hardest part was to come.

After a long drag up out of Ironbridge the heavy, driving rain started, and didn’t stop. Then there was a series of hills until I was within a mile of Bridgnorth.

I found a bistro/restaurant called Bassa Villa, and was shown to a lovely big room with views over the Severn. It should be big enough for me to dry all my wet clothes.

I was very pleased to hear that the online donations are up to £985, which with the cheques Colin and I have totalling £487, makes a total so far of £1472. Thanks to all sponsors.

The green line on the map below shows how far Nick still has to go. To speed him on his way and help him reach his target of £2000 (he is so close!) please sponsor online at:

www.charitygiving.co.uk/nickkeeley

Alternatively, you can send a cheque to Colin Gray, 14 Kenilworth Road, Fleet, GU51 3DA, payable to Fleet Pond Society. Your cheque will not be cashed until after the ride has been completed.

Nick's Route Day 9

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