Well – Heather and I went on another long bike ride – the Great Notts Bike Ride 2012
We chose the 48 mile ride (the other option was the 100 mile “sportive” but that seemed a little too far and too fast for our bikes).
As last year, Heather rodeÂ Mayfair her single speed classic with a shopping basket on front, although this year I was on a Giant 4 – courtesy of Ridewise. Also like last year we cycled to and from the event and were quite please that the starting point was a couple of miles closer than last year.
Despite the weather of the last few months, it was a pleasant day – sunny at times, overcast at others, with a stiff breeze from time to time. But not cold, nor wet.
We had a sense of achievement at the end of it – more than just the medal! Although the ride was shorter than last year, our average speed was greater, we completed the course in Â significantly less time than the 2011 ride and we were not as tired afterwards.