We made it. We set off from Sheffield United FC (where Arthur Wharton became the first professional African footballer) on a breezy morning. I had two cooked breakfasts to fuel myself up.
And here we are (right to left): David, Tom and Pat.
It was a long journey. 56 miles. But not too hilly. We had blazing sunshine and three hail storms.
Coming into Derby was a relief, though.
And the hotel is interesting... but not in a good way. In fact, if the bikes are still in the room they're being stored in in the morning, I'll be pleasantly surprised. Two store rooms on this floor have had their doors kicked in this evening!
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