Cycling to Shropshire

We went to see friends in Newport, Shropshire yesterday. Richard deviated the journey to pick up his new car in Stoke, so I took the opportunity to cycle to Shropshire. The 43 mile journey wasn’t quite as quick as I’d hoped, partly because I went the wrong way, but mostly because there was a head wind the entire way!

Penkridge (picture below) marks the point at which I can start to convince myself that I’m nearly there 🙂

Over halfway there!

We stayed over in Newport and spent time chatted lots, eating Carol’s nice food, watching a sparrowhawk and drinking slightly too much. In the morning, after renting out my Richard to solve Carol’s Richard’s arduino problems, we headed off. Thankfully my bike fitted in the new car, so I didn’t have to cycle home 🙂

Thankfully the bike fitted in the new car, so I didn’t have to cycle back!
The route