Had to stop short of 9 hours, it was getting cold and I was very tired. Pleased with the day in the saddle. I hooked up with some guys putting the finishing touches to their training for the Tour of Wessex next week. It made a change to ride through undulating hills in a part of Surrey I'm not familiar with at all. After 4 hours I popped home and filled bottles before carrying on for a Tour of the Surrey Hills ride taking in the usual climbs but missed out the smaller climbs at the end in favour of getting home and out of the damn wind.
- 8 hours (7:40 ride time, waiting for some guys in Guildford)
- 2,400m climbing
- 140 HR average
- 24km/h Speed average (disappointed but not surprised)
- 78 cadence (disappointing)
Next week its off to the Pyrenees for an Etape reccie - breaking the course into two days of riding; 100km with Col de Port and 96km with the remaining Cols. Then as a special treat we're gonna have a race up the mighty Tourmalet before heading home. Can't wait.