My Strava data - I forgot to press start for 1.5 miles so it was really 40.
My clubmate at the hotel overawed by scenery and testing the weather
At the start, nearly ready to goIt was a real pleasure to meet several members of Christian and Niggy's family. The sun shone almost throughout, and the friendliness and generosity of all involved was quite exceptional. Lovely home made chocolate biscuits alongside the bananas at the feed half way around and an enormous spread of homemade/prepared food to welcome us at the finish. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and am now the proud owner of a Team Townend jersey.
For the local news report click here.
The ride supports the Charity roadpeace whose sterling work includes lobbying to improve the criminal justice process after vulnerable road users have been killed or harmed. They really do deserve our full support.
Honister Pass looms aheadDo please consider sponsoring my ride, which can easily be done at justgiving. To encourage you along I shall match your contribution (up to a total of £250 - in case Bill Gates is reading!)
Me - in the Lakes (Hardknott)