Well, this was my first cycling event ever and considering that I only took up cycling this year, I was so nervous about what to expect. I opted for the 100 mile event and now I can say that I am so pleased that I did.
I am local to the area so the geography of the route was pretty well known to me including the imfamous Dukes Pass and Crow Road.
These two particular sections caused me a great deal of physical pain but also highlights an area of training required for future events.
The other more experienced riders were fantastic with loads of words of encouragement as they passed me which made me feel good and so boosted my want to go quicker. THANKS all.
I completed the event in 7hrs 30mins and this with two impact punctures due to some shocking road surfaces. My total ride time in the saddle was about 6hrs 50mins which I was so pleased with.
I enjoyed it so much, I have entered into the TT next year and also the Etape Caledonia.
If you havnt cycled in one of these events before and are considering this one, go for it, you wont regret it. If you can cycle 50miles comfortable then you will be able to complete this event with a bit of training..
Finally a big thanks to all who organised the event and who helped on the day...