Now I would ride 100 miles!
I just wanted to say a huge thanks for all the support and the money raised from the British Heart Foundation’s South Downs Way Randonnée that I took part in a few weeks ago. I think I’ve just about recovered now!
100 miles in 11 hours
I’m pleased to say I completed all 100 miles in a total time of 11 hours and 23 minutes; nearly an hour quicker than last year! Getting up a 4am to start this ridiculously long bike ride is not great – trust me! Not only that but I had decided to cook porridge on a small camping stove in the hotel room. The first problem therefore was to avoid setting off the fire alarms so early in the morning… which I just about managed.
The 100 mile (161km) route runs from Winchester to Eastbourne covering the entire length of the South Downs with a staggering 3,550 metres of climbing! It’s a tough route and a great test of endurance but also a thoroughly enjoyable event for a great cause.
I am very happy how the day panned out (and especially bewildered at being the 5th entrant to cross the finish line!) and very grateful to everyone for everything! If you’ve not yet shown your support you can still sponsor me online.