Road 5 at Castle Bromwich was recently home to its own cycling stage when a team of riders from RAF Cosford stopped by Castle Bromwich to mark the air base’s 80th anniversary.
A team of 17 officers made CB the halfway point of an 80-mile charity cycle ride, a mile to mark each of the base’s 80 years, after a 30-mile trip down National Cycle Route 81.
They arrived at Gate 1 and stayed on two wheels to cycle down Road 5 to R Block Reception for a much earned drink and a photo at the on-site RAF Memorial before making their way back to Cosford Airfield.
The group got in touch with us to ask if they could pay us a visit given Castle Brom’s significant history and heritage in building some of the most iconic aircraft during the Second World War.
The team kindly presented Operations Director Jamie Whitehead with a signed cycling shirt emblazoned with the RAF Benevolent Fund logo which they used the cycle ride to raise money for.
Sergeant Chris Hayward said: “The hospitality from the plant has been fantastic and you really made our stop a special one.
“What was going to be a quick stop turned into something memorable so a huge thank you to you all.”
"The hospitality from the plant has been fantastic and you really made our stop a special one. What was going to be a quick stop turned into something memorable so a huge thank you to you all.”