It was a rather chilly start to our ride, lined up on Clapham Common with several thousand fellow cyclists of all shapes and sizes riding everything from folding bikes to some very serious looking racing machines.
We had chosen a rather late start time so there were a good 20,000 people ahead of us on the road which made riding up some of the hills in North/Mid surrey impossible. At least it gave us an opportunity to nibble our oboard snacks and sip our energy drinks in relative safety. It gave the legs a rest too, although I don’t recommend walking too far in those cleated cycling shoes, murder on your lower back, anyone know a good chiropractor?
We did however manage to ride up the infamous Ditchling Beacon without having to resort to walking which gave us a sense of pride as we rolled down the other side into Brighton in a time of 4 hours and 24 minutes.
All in all it was a fabulous day out, great weather, great fun and great support from my many sponsors, a big thank you to you all once again.