5 : The Final Ride


Ride 5 : Loops from Guildford (250 Miles over 2 days)


250 miles



Total ascent

11,000 ft

Time in saddle

15 hours

This was our final team training ride. 7 of the 8 riders made the ride. It was great to get the majority of the team together to train as a group again. Both days cycling went well, and the weather treated us kindly.

Everyone did really well, and 4 of the 7 riders completed the full distance, the other 3 having minor problems which could easily happen on the ride itself:

1. One of Simon’s tyres exploded

2. Ciaran’s rear sprocket broke

3. Henry’s knee started to ache badly

In all three cases it meant calling for a lift home for that rider & they missed a few miles of training.

On Saturday night we had a team dinner (along with some of the support team). It was fantastic to get everyone together. Suddenly the event is nearly upon us, and we’re as ready as we’re going to be!