Day 1 to Bedford
We arrived at the Blue Bell in Easton, our local pub, for the Grand Pepart , what a reception committee!
Friends and family all out to see us off . We did a circuit of the village as one large peloton , stopping at our gates and the churchyard . Very emotional but glad we did it .
First stop Ashton then to Pertenhall where Kirk and Anne, Cathy, Simon and Rob Avery had put on a huge spread . Arrived Bedford at 4:30 . What a great day with many personal bests being achieved , well done to you all.
Thank you to Jonathan Ing who flew in from the Emirates just to do this day , and is flying back tomorrow.
What a great start !!!