So how did that happen? The Prudential London-Surrey100 bike ride was a long-term goal, something away in the distance to aim for. And now it’s only a week away! That is scarily close. And I feel scarily unprepared!
With less than a month to go until the big ride, the last two weeks’ training rides have been focused on hill climbs – and dealing with some serious heat!
The Ride100 organisers have now published the detailed route for the ride in August – and they’ve not pulled any punches! This is quite some ride; not just 100 miles, but 100 miles with some big hills! The middle 30 miles, in particular, look quite daunting, with four significant inclines, including the famous Box Hill climb but also the very nasty 14% Leith Hill. Ouch!
I was determined that the family Half Term holiday to the Isles of Scilly wasn’t going to disrupt my training regime too much, but I hadn’t quite expected to get quite so competitive during my short break from work…
Finally, the three of us riding in the big ride managed to get out together this weekend. And we were heading for the hills!
Jonathan Freeman, Mosaic’s National Director, will be riding the inaugural Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 bike ride, raising funds for Mosaic and The Children’s Trust. Jonathan will be blogging here regularly in the lead up to the race so you can follow his training programme and preparation for the big ride.