The 30 mile practice route!
Saturday the 27th April at 8.30 am we were set to rendezvous at the Longlevens Chiropractic Clinic and set off on our 30 mile practice route in preparation for the big 200 miler at the end of June.
We were short a couple of people but Simon, Pat, Doddy, John, Russell and I made it and managed to set off at 9am. After a few miles through Gloucester we were on B roads out in the beautiful countryside going through Sandhurst and Norton. The route was mostly flat but a little windy at times, which did cause some difficulty on my part! I was also trying out my clipless pedals and shoes (thanks to Russell who fitted them for me!) for the first time but there were NO falls………I am extremely proud!
As we came to the outskirts of Tibberton, I hit my wall and had to sit down to have a sugary snack! …Yes the only girl on the ride and the ONLY one to need snack time!
Hartpury had the toughest hill but it was totally worth it for the downhill into Maisemore; it was stunning.
The last leg was back through Gloucester, past Kingsholm and into the Clinic car park…….feeling a little sore in areas!
It was a great ride and definitely helped prepare all of us for what is to come. We certainly need to keep up the training!
Bring on the 26th May for the 40 miler!!
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