90-Mile Ride To Cheltenham Goes WellIt also turned out to be a hugely successful day for the football club as a whole as a 1-0 victory secured Shrewsbury Town’s promotion back to Sky Bet League 1.
“On the way it was brilliant. Even halfway through there were fans going past in cars and beeping their horns, and it kept us going!
“For the last few miles you see even more fans and it gives you a little push over the edge.
“Some of the guys at the front (of the group) were good cyclists and they were flying.”
“It was very tough. I was expecting hard but not that hard.
“We both hit the wall a few times but we got each other through it, grinded it out and got it done for a great cause so it’s worth fighting that pain." Wesolowski, after completing the ride, said:
The event was part of the ‘True Shrew’ challenge set up by Shrewsbury Town Community Sports Trust and Hope House Children’s Hospice, which aims to engage supporters of the football club and the hospice in a number of events to raise £20,000 for the two charities by the end of the 2014/15 season.
The team were greeted upon arrival at Cheltenham by the Shrewsbury Town squad, staff and supporters of the club who had made the journey.
All nine riders, including Shrewsbury Town first team players Nathaniel Knight-Percival and James Wesolowski, safely made it to the Abbey Business Stadium after the 90-mile journey.
The Shrewsbury Town Community Sports Trust’s Big Bike Ride to Cheltenham Town on Saturday 25 April turned out to be a big success.