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Day Five of Martin’s Challenge

Had to set off on an empty stomach today as no restaurant near the Travelodge, so did the 5 miles on the A49 into Ludlow and found a great place for our fry up!

We decided to follow the national cycle network route out of Ludlow but a dodgy sign led us up a very long steep climb so by the time we realised it was the wrong way we thought we’d crack on and complete the detour.

Once back on the A49 we had Elevenzies at ‘The Lazy Trout’ and after more A49, a great lunch at Ashley’s bar in Shrewsbury (thanks Katy!!)

Definitely a good eating day today which may be responsible for the day being the quickest average speed of 12.1mph. Saw a guy doing LEJOG on his own as we approached Wem. Very impressive to no help at all from anyone.

After a brew and a cake in Wem we joined the A49 for the last time towards Whitchurch and then onto Nantwich when it nearly rained but the weather been great for us all day again.

Gary from Uni joined us for our evening meal at the Beefeater (quality mixed grill!!). Had a good giggle but now for sleep as will need to be at our best tomorrow as we pass through the Wilds office on the way to home in Bury.

Just the 600 miles or so to go now!