A chance to put some long lumpy miles in on this attractive ride. Luckily the rain held off during the ride itself; there was plenty just before and just after. My 4th year at this and I had hoped to beat last year's 07:20. However I was beset by punctures today so way off. I did get to practice fixing punctures by the side of the road.
I read the debate about the value of cyclosportives in the cycling press with interest. My view is that anything that gets people out on bikes is good and there were certainly plenty for this impeccably planned event.