Age: 55 | Occupation: Lawyer
A fantastic experience which pushes you to your limits and then beyond and leaves you ecstatic when finally ride into London.
Pulling into Whiddon Down and being gifted with a jacket potato which saved my life! My hands were so cold I couldn’t hold my knife and fork. Riding out of Abbotsbury having consumed a huge bowl of pasta and then attempting a 17% climb minutes after, having been told there’s one more ‘cheeky climb’ left.
Don’t mull over it - sign up. Make sure you can comfortably ride 2/3rd distance beforehand and take a mate who can keep you awake tow you into London!
Lights and powerful ones at that. Sufficient wet weather gear to keep you warm even when you’re soaked through and adequate mobile chargers for your phone, Garmin and lights.
Look 795, compact chainset (11-28 on the rear)