Yup, I took myself aside and gave me a good talking to. All this talk of missing the event due to a cold. Seriously?
Headed out to darkest Surrey to ride in the Wiggle Devils Punch Sportive, the last in their 2011 series. I was riding with Adrian on his rather attractive Team GB Pinarello and we were hoping for a good set of stats from the course.
The weather, albeit rather overcast and cold, was actually enjoyable to ride in. Not too cold, a bonus as this course had a load of climbs.
Bar the required stop to feed on cake and refill the bottles and Adrian’s mechanical at 55km, we turned in a pretty decent time:
I reckon without the stop and mechanicals, I’d have done it under three hours. Overall I felt amazing, the legs just kept on going and I enjoyed the hills. It’s not often you’ll hear me say that but maybe the Saturday runs and weekly turbo trainer sessions are paying off.
The last one for this year will be on my birthday in December, in the Isle of Wight.