This was a bit of uncharted territory for me. I have never cycled 100 miles and have become more used to cycling 12.5 miles as quick as possible. I set off with the others and had a great first 15 miles. As Julian mentioned we came across a women in the road. Myself and a Dr from Poole examined her and stayed with her till she was in the ambulance. Unfortunately this meant I was far behind everyone else and cycled the next ten miles at a pace far higher than I should have done. I really enjoyed going up some of the big climbs with Peter, but after about 50 miles my legs were really starting to struggle. I felt absolutely fine but my legs just wouldn't co-operate, so I decided to switch to the 'short' route.
I said goodbye to my group and completed the last 13 miles on my own. Unfortunately I managed to get a bit lost and added 4 miles to the route. So I finished the 84 miles in 5 hours 40. I believe wiggle do a flatter 100 miles in October so maybe il do that instead.
After getting home I slept a lot then had to head to uni for a waterpolo match followed by a 4km swim, so all in all a good days exercise.
I also videod some of the route. So I will try to make that into something worth looking at, other than Julian's muscular calves!