Nick Keeley writes:
After excellent hospitality from my sister, Helen, and her husband, Paul, today I set off from Reading in fine weather helped by Paul, who cycled with me through the centre of Reading to get me to the cycle path going south.
From then on it was quite an easy ride of 25 miles, making the total journey 487 miles.
I arrived home just before one o’clock to be greeted by Margaret and some wellwishers from FPS.
In general the journey to Liverpool was easier as I benefited from good weather and did not face too many head winds.
Coming back was harder, especially on Wednesday, when head winds, driving rain and nasty Shropshire hills left me feeling a bit washed out. Far too many hills cluttered up the countryside. Someone should have tidied them away and moved them up north, where such hills belong.
I would like to thank everyone who has sponsored me and those who have sent me messages of support either by text or through Facebook. This support has been very helpful, especially after a hard day.
If you haven’t yet sponsored me, it’s not too late! www.charitygiving.co.uk/nickkeeley
or send a cheque to Colin Gray, 14 Kenilworth Road, Fleet, GU51 3DA, payable to Fleet Pond Society.