Week 7 day 50 – Tuesday 12th May

  • 25 minutes 120 watts (bike 1)
  • Sets of flat bench and abs
  • Max heart rate = 118 bpm
  • Calories = 215 (total so far 16989)
  • Distance covered = 9.01 miles
  • Total distance so far = 613.06

Sticking with my ‘unloading’ plan for this week I covered a creditable 9.01 miles and I had some great ‘get up on your feet and get dancing’ songs with me from Rolling Stones Hot Rocks. I definitely pedalled faster with Jumping Jack FlashGet off of My Cloud and Nineteenth Nervous Breakdown pumping out the rhythm.

My journey today takes me across the Cheshire border to Whitchurch, the most northerly town in Shropshire and the only town in the county on an original Roman site.

It is surrounded by beautiful countryside offering great opportunities for walking and cycling. The towpath along the Llangollen Canal will bring you to the Grindley Brook staircase locks and the Canalside Café.

The town itself has strong food connections as it became the centre for Cheshire Cheese production with cheese fairs held on every third Wednesday. Nowadays there is a regular farmers’ market and a wealth of independent shops and cafes as well as an annual food festival which sounds like it easily rivals the better known ones at Ludlow and Shrewsbury – definitely another town worth a return visit!

Finishing on a foodie theme for the week, here are two more recipes you might like to try, borne out of using up what was left in the fridge and putting off the weekly shopping trip.

And finally, to close off our seventh week ‘on the road’ here is the chestnut tree as glimpsed from Rosalind’s window as she cycles. We are pleased to report there is still a background of blue sky – but it is almost obliterated by the beautiful foliage and blossom.

Including gift aid we have now raised a fantastic £1158.00. A huge thank you to everyone who has been able to support us in Rosalind’s journey. You can still support the cause and donate to make a difference.