WKRC

Saturday Training ride

August 3, 2014

This was my first run out with the new saturday ride, and it was very hard especially for me.

We met at the normal place for 9am with the prospect of heavy rain, waiting was Alex, Austin and Lee.We waited until 9:15 when we were sure nobody else was joining we set out on what we will now call Saturday route A, hoping that the rain that came in the night had not messed up some of the lanes.

For me the pace was high but the others did i have to say ride to my pace to help me out, although being part of the group sat firmly in the middle allowed me to have a higher pace than normal.

The ride was nice and i was beginning to enjoy myself then we got to the lead in to Cudham Lane which i was then told is 4 miles up hill (oh nice) back thanks to a great effort by Austin to keep me on his back wheel and on ride coaching from Alex telling me to watch my breathing and concentrate on peddling smooth O’s i managed it at what has to be said a very good 9.2mph which has to be one of the best hills I’ve ridden.

The rest of the ride was good and around shorham we bid farewell to Lee and the rest of us carried on through shoreham onto eynsford then the run in back to home along the hawley road.

On the whole i found it hard but due to various reasons i had not done as much riding as i liked this year it was what i needed and i can recommend this training ride to everyone, the distance was good so was the pace and it was a good couple of hours.

Below you will find a copy of the route for loading into a satnav, and here are the ride stats.

Distance: 32.72 mi
Time: 2:23:37
Avg Speed: 13.7 mph

Saturday Ride Route A

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