Posted: 24 October, 2023
On Friday 1st September, Poppy and her boyfriend arrived in Hastings, East Sussex, after 4 days of cycling 140 miles all the way from Winterslow, near Salisbury in Wiltshire!
Poppy says, “It was such a fantastic experience. We spent the first day cycling from Winterslow down to Portsmouth, 40 miles. It took us 5 hours and 8 minutes with 881 ft of elevation. It was lovely to see lots of areas closer to home we don’t normally go to, and then cycle through the centre of Southampton.
“On the second day we completed 41.7 miles with 488 ft of elevation in 5 hours and 41 minutes…
“Day 3 was incredibly difficult – the weather was against us most of the day, and even though the mileage was shorter (32.7 miles; elevation 804 ft), arriving at a campsite freezing cold and wet definitely increased the longing for a warm shower…
“Day 4 we did 29 miles with 976 ft of elevation in 3 hours and 49 minutes. The sense of achievement arriving at our final destination in Hastings was immense, and it still feels surreal that we managed to complete this massive challenge!”
A huge congratulations to Poppy and her boyfriend for completing this journey and a massive thank you for raising over £550 for Wheels for All!
You can follow Poppy on Instagram, @pxppy.byerley_cycle, to see more of what she’s up to following the fundraiser!
Download Poppy’s story here.