Today, I had a bit of a treat. I had to drop something off in Telford for work, and then the day was my own. After the deed was done, I explored the central park in Telford – which is actually beautiful, with a great bike shop in the middle. From there, traffic free cycle path all the way to Coalbrookdale, and into the Ironbridge Gorge at Coalport, where again, I picked up a great traffic -free route to the Ironbridge itself. After tea, lunch and great cake, I cycled home.
I came back via Ryton, Abrighton, north of Codsall and onto the canal, and into Wolverhampton Town Centre, following the canal home. 55 miles in total, on a glorious sunny day. Beautiful.
I even managed to climb from Coalport to Brockton – an 80m, very steep climb – in one go without stopping, a feat I haven’t managed since I was 17.
For more of this stuff, please check out my 365daysofbiking journal…