Paul and Di successfully completed their cycle in aid of the Stroke Association

Thank you to everyone in the village that supported our charity cycle ride, it all went very smoothly, and we completed as expected on Sunday afternoon. We had sunshine all the way, the biggest problem was the wind, gusting in our faces, which got stronger the further we went!




The only other problem was the location of our accommodation on the Saturday night…we had measured from the entrance to the drive way to the nearest pub, and it was about a ¾ mile walk…the only problem was that the house was 1 mile down the drive! So after biking 80 miles, we had a 3 ½ mile round walk to get fed and watered!





Along the way we saw many sights, including remnants of the Royal Wedding celebrations, deer running across a field and other wildlife, all making it a very enjoyable experience.




We were met at Melton by a welcome party from the local Stroke Association branch, some of whom have benefited from their support, just like Mum. Unfortunately, Dad had been at his blagging best and had contacted the local radio, so we were interviewed over the phone on our arrival too – the last thing either of us wanted!




We both feel remarkably good after so long in the saddle, so I think all the training paid off. It look a lot of our time up at the weekends, but it certainly made the ride more enjoyable.




Thank you once again on behalf of the Stroke Association. So far we have raised over £1,500, way beyond what we targeted at the outset.









Paul & Di Barnard