We all successfully completed the 100 miles cycle on Sunday. Well, when I say 100 miles it was actuall 93 mile between the timing points followed by a 5 or 6 mile cycle on the cycle paths down to the finish gantry in Victoria Park. We then insisted on doing the final 0.5 miles just to complete the 100.
Thanks for all the support messages, texts, and sponsorship – still not too late if you want to donate a few quid to Maggies Centres via our JustGiving page.
The most stressful part of the day was getting up at 5am to be out the house and down at Victoria Park for the transport at 6am. Which then didn’t leave for ages and only got us through to the start for 8am instead of sometime between 7 and 7:30.
Once on the road though it was good to just trundle along warming up on the way out of Glasgow before hitting the open roads. Lots of other cyclists about with 574 doing the 100 miles on the day.
Managed to meet up with Donald when we are the first feed stop. Lost him somewhere in the scrum at the start. We then mostly stuck together for the remainder until I fell off the back of the group just out of Carnwath (25 miles to go) suffering from a cramp (the first of a few in the last 20 miles)
Stopped to see mum just at Balerno where she was chatting to Donald – we then set off on the last wee bit through town before the timing mats at Russell Road. From there we slowed down (a wee bit) and joined up with the 51 milers before reaching Victoria Park – 9 hours after we were last there.
Trying to find on google maps where there was an absolute killer of a hill – lots of cyclists walking up it – including me after the half way point. That was the worst bit, the vast majority of the roads were flowing and smooth – few potholes in the towns and villages but otherwise good!
No major aches and pains today, feeling tired but good to share the cameraderie with the rest of the team.
Timings for the day were (at the 93 mile point)
1st 4:35:29 Linda Dewar (Turns out that due to technical issues some geezer won but his time was missed)
29th 5:08:40 Kenton
314th 6:46:01 Euan
316th 6:47:13 Simon
337th 6:51:27 Donald
368th 7:00:55 Me
574 entered, 28 dnf
My computer said
6 hrs 38 mins cycling
100.54 miles travelled