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Final thoughts (before the ride)

On 11 June 2014, I signed up for the Rapha Manchester to London Challenge. I believed I could sort of manage to train enough to complete the challenge but I was very worried that I would completely fail the people relying … Continue reading

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RM2LC training ride 39

An easy ride today, on the same 17 mile route as Sunday’s recovery ride. My legs felt a lot fresher than Sunday, so I did a couple of short harder efforts. Only four days to go and then the big … Continue reading

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RM2LC training ride 37

Last century today before the big ride, and we headed towards Malvern. The profile of the route was flattish with a big bump in the middle, however the way out was quite tough due to the wind blowing from the west. For … Continue reading

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RM2LC training ride 36

Today’s ride was 60 miles with the first part quite hilly and the second part flat. For the first 20 miles of the ride it was raining, which gave me the opportunity to test my new rain jacket. The jacket … Continue reading

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RM2LC training ride 33

After the gear problems I encountered last Thursday, I was very fortunate to even ride today. A huge thanks to the guys at theBikeYard who sorted my bike out quickly, and I was able to be on the road by 10 … Continue reading

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M2L training ride 32

Today’s route was a flat 32 miler, at a brisk pace. After heavyish rain in most of the afternoon I was not sure whether to go for it, but thankfully I was lucky to have mostly dry weather. Legs felt … Continue reading

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RM2LC training ride 31

Today I did another “recovery” ride, although the pace was not slow. When I say recovery ride, I mean that I did no hard efforts at any point in the ~35 miles of the ride. To my surprise, my legs … Continue reading

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