Old Bloke On An Old Bike

The story of the restoration of a 1950s classic bicycle for a Land's End – John O'Groats charity ride in aid of Alzheimer's Society

16 Jun 2016: Stage 5 completed

Continuing alone, I managed to dodge the thunderstorms and cover the 65 miles to Ross-on-Wye without further problems.

It was really beautiful, the route passing through 4 counties: Somerset, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire and Herefordshire. This Welsh border/Forest of Dean area is lovely, even in the rain.

The crossing of the rivers Severn and Wye into Chepstow in Monmouthshire was over the old Severn road bridge…

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not the new one…

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Here’s a little video clip taken on the bridge:

Loss of my riding partner is really sad, but progress is on schedule. Altogether, 286 miles covered, or a bit over a quarter of the total. Fingers crossed for the rest of the trip!

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