Chris Lea has completed his 300 mile challenge

Chris set off with a police escort at 6.30a.m. on the 18th June from the Hereford Football Club facing 150 miles to Bangor.   The weather was beautiful travelling through breath taking landscapes and climbing some of the toughest hills in England & Wales, namely, the Burway outside Church Stretton, Stiperstones near Welshpool, the highest tarmac road in Wales known as “Hell’s fire Pass” and yes it lived up to its expectation - it was hell of a climb, near Bala lakes.  The views from the top were magnificent!    We arrived safely into Bangor at 9.30pm, feeling tired and hungry.    Next morning Chris was on the road at 6.50a.m. facing Llanberris Pass after 10 miles of cycling! He climbed and cycled through mist and rain, unfortunately the rain stayed with him all the way home.   Against the clock, Chris cycled 160 miles having three water/coffee stops and completed his cycling challenge at 7.15p.m. arriving home to a huge welcome of family, friends and supporters at Hereford Football Club.    We helda welcome home party at the Club along with curry & rice and music by “Turnstone”, finishing off what we can only explain as one of the most exhilarating fundraising events that ELY has held.   We would like to say a huge thank you to all his supporters for donating to his justgiving page, to the Co-op Hereford (Tupsley) for the kind donation of Jelly Babies and Bananas, Hereford Football Club for their hospitality and sponsor of the cycle shirts, Coombes Cycles for their cycle maintenance and Stage Coach for the fabulous curry!  We are proud to announce that Chris has raised £2,200 for the ELY Memorial Fund.