24th August 2008, starting at Bristol (Millennium Square), via Chobham Rugby Club and finishing at London (Euston).
I’ve ridden this event twice before, it’s a fantastic day ride and I’m going to try to smash my personal best this year, the aim is to break 6 hours for the official event. After all the long distance riding and running this year I should be in peak condition and well placed to exceed an average of 18.4mph.
UPDATE : 24th August 2008
WOW! what a fantastic ride, the weather was slightly damp at the beginning but that soon gave way to glorious sunshine for the rest of the day with a nice helpful tailwind. I completed the ride in 5 hours 59 mintes and 18 seconds, which gave me an average speed of just over 18.4mph, exactly what I set out to do. There were several 5 mile segments where I averaged in excess of 23mph and even Box hill didn’t hold me back much.