Monday, 16 June 2014

Chiltern 100 & Wiggle Devil Dragon ride

Stunning Wiggle Devil Dragon Ride
I've been keeping very busy on the ElliptiGO the previous few weeks/months. My last two events which took place the previous two weekends were the Chiltern 100 cycle sportive and the Wiggle Dragon Devil ride in Wales.

I needed to get a really long ride in at the Chilterns to prepare mind and body for the impending challenge of the Audax Mille Cymru ride at the end of the month (1020 km/16000metres climbing/75hrs to do it). So I took on the Chiltern 100 course twice, ridden at night on lap 1 and then joining the actual event in the morning straight off the back of lap 1. It was a long day but a great ride which I felt I got through better than I had anticipated. 212 miles in total with a riding time of 18.5hrs. Total climbing was 6000 metres. Pics below!

The following weekend was an arguably bigger challenge - The Dragon Devil ride - 187 miles in South Wales with 5000 metres of climbing. This was an amazing ride blessed with great weather on the day. The climbs were huge but the stunning views made for a very pleasant day out. Only the last 40 miles became tough as the legs really started to feel the miles and climbs. Pics below.

End of the Chiltern 100 DOUBLE (212 miles)

The Hatrick

So next up is the BIG ONE - Mille Cymru in less than 2 weeks time

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