An early rise was required as we embarked on the longest day of the whole tour with over 100Km of cycling ahead of us and several stops along the way. Our early-morning run into Wokingham was delayed by a shredded tyre and a rather large pothole, plus a rather ambitious target pace! We passed through a lot of villages including Brimpton, Aldermaston, Lower Padworth, Mortimer, Aborfield Garrison and Barkham.
Once we arrived in Wokingham we were ready for the first mass-participation ride-out with a dozen colleagues from Wokingham and Bracknell Forest Councils joining in for the short trip to Bracknell via Crowthorne.
We took in quiet lanes and made full use of the off-road cycle paths to get us to the lunch stop in Bracknell. After a short rest it was back on the bikes for the core team for the ride through Windsor Great Park (in small groups) before joining back up to arrive in Slough.
The day-long event in Slough was being run by Slough Borough Council and British Cycling to promote cycling as a healthy and enjoyable way to get around. We met up with Spike the Hedgehog for the photoshoot and talked to lots of people about the event and how to stay safe on the roads.
At the end of the day we completed the final section of the tour through a busy Windsor and through to our overnight stop, just outside Maidenhead.