July 28, 2005

The London To Cambridge Bike Ride 2005

Ian en route
Wet. That was the over-riding (if you'll pardon the pun) theme of this year's London to Cambridge ride. It didn't rain heavily, but did rain steadily from the first rest stop, fourteen miles in, to the end.

Once you're soaked though, it doesn't really matter how much more it rains, and it wasn't cold so it only really meant we had to be a bit more careful on the corners of the downhill bits, in case it was slippery.

We (that's Ian pictured on the right there) took a little longer than last time: around three and a half hours of riding, with another twenty minutes or so of stops. Not too bad, given our lack of training this time. I think we paced ourselves better, as the "killer hill" (about 34 miles in) that was burned into my memory last time wasn't nearly as bad as I remembered; the one two miles previous seemed to have been worst this time.

I haven't totted up all my sponsorship yet, but should comfortably break the 100 barrier, which is good. Of course, it's too late to sponsor me for it, but I'm sure the charity wouldn't mind if you make a donation ;-)

It's over...
Posted by Adrian at July 28, 2005 11:14 AM | TrackBack

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Well done fella! I'll join you on it next year, I promise, for sure, definately, wouldn't miss it for the world...

Posted by: Dan at July 28, 2005 12:33 PM

Excellent, you going to bring little Charlie? ;-)

Posted by: Adrian at July 29, 2005 10:25 AM
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