Saturday's bike ride for Eternal Wall
Thank you to everyone who has supported these fundraising efforts so far!
Saturday 25 September was a gorgeous sunny day, and 10 of us met at the site where Eternal Wall will be built to enjoy a 34 mile bike ride into the surrounding countryside of North Warwickshire. I was really grateful to Katy who set the route and Martin who joined us as a British Cycling guided ride leader to support with leading the ride.
We're looking forward to the new connecting cycle route from Eternal Wall to the North Warwickshire cycle way, as the beginning is the hardest part of the ride with several busy junctions to cross. However, once into the town of Coleshill, the route quickly enters beautiful countryside. We had some hard uphills in the first half but were then rewarded with sweeping downhills and some gorgeous views. It's so nice to discover different cycling areas.
We stopped at the little known Astley Castle for a photo shoot, past Hartshill Hayes country park, then stopped for coffee at Kingsbury Water Park. Greg, Rob & Simon (aka the Uphill Speedsters) and myself then had to peel away from the rest of the group to speed back to the start (I don't think I've ever cycled as fast!), they had to get back for an appointment, and I had to get back to Coventry for my son's baptism, such a special event - picture below!
A great day out, and a great opportunity to introduce a few more people to Eternal Wall. More events to follow - do let me know if you have any ideas for these!
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