Post Etape Camp Tour of the Surrey Hills Fitter, lighter, stronger. We can rebuild him. Whistled round the route this morning, broke 4.30 even though I spent five minutes at the beginning of the ride fixing my light, which fell off and smashed all over the road. Even managed an 80rpm cadence average. I reckon a combination of losing weight, stronger legs and better nutrition have lead to the improvements in my performance. It was really windy today but that didn't phase me. As I finished I felt like I could have kept on riding - but managed to resist the temptation ;-) I almost feel like a real cyclist now, as I passed lots of riders today but no-one passed me! 3rd Time Lucky beats the 4hr 30mins barrier.