Age: 58 | Occupation: Self employed builder
I like doing Linier A-B rides they have more purpose than going for a circular ride. I’d chosen this as my first AUDAX and liked the history associated with the route and the iconic finish in London.
Hilly, Scenic, Challenging, fulfilling, wet, windy, sunny, well-organised, great people. What else could you wish for!
Riding across Bodmin Moor and stopping at the point where we’d buried my mothers’ ashes a couple of years earlier. I’d not looked into the route in the detail I should have and didn’t realise we’d ride past it!
Oh and riding past Buckingham Palace and down the Mall to the finish after such an epic night was pretty memorable.
Try to obtain a dynamo light set up (Salisbury plain. & Dorset were pretty miserable in the rain with poor lights)
Invest in the most expensive/best rain jacket you can afford!
Have good quality over boots, spare socks and gloves to boost your moral once the rain stops.
I rode a Burls Titanium with Shimano Ultegra mechanical, compact Chain set and 11-32 on the back. Probably the right choice for me as Cornwall was a bit hilly!