Ian’s Cathedral Ride – Update – Day 34

Statue of Edward Elgar against a gloomy sky
Edward Elgar

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Start: Kington (8.50am)
Distance:  62.9  miles
Ave Speed: 10.7 mph
Total Distance: 1863.8 miles
Finish: Malvern (6.30 pm)
Bike Time:  5h 59min
Max Speed:  26.3 mph
Total Time:  175h 25min

Another day when a little route planning was required, but not much  –  just to get me to Breadwedine, and then I was riding on the other side of the Golden Valley, which last time I had ridden it I got soaked. No different this time.

After a climb out of Kington I had the luxury of a descent, which threatened to take me to the bowels of the Earth, followed by a wet ride into Hereford. Cathedral  –  but no Mappa Mundi (It was Tuesdi  –  Ho! Ho!)  –  a cafe and a donation and then I was off on my wet way to Worcester.

Quite flat then a little hilly. Cathedral, tea and sympathy and then thankfully some kind of track by the A449 to keep me from under the wheels of the commuter traffic and arrive in Malvern tired but intact!!

Walsham would not be the same without the village church and the regular sound of the church bells.
If you would like to sponsor this act of pedalling lunacy, taking in a number of Cathedrals in England Wales and Scotland whilst covering a distance of some 2,500 miles, then please complete the sponsor form

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  • Or, complete the form printed in The Observer
  • Or, pick up a form at Rolfes

Drop your completed form in the Cycle Ride box in Rolfes of Walsham or scan and email to Ian at iandmj@tiscali.co.uk

Ian will contact all sponsors on his return.  Thank you.