We did it! With 54 miles under our belt, all team members made it to the finish line of the London to Brighton with big smiles on our faces. It was a long day, but OH SO GREAT!
Tiffany did me proud, my hot'n'wild cycling shorts kept me comfortable, and most surprisingly I have not had any post-cycling leg ache. And I only walked up one hill (you can probably guess which one if you look at the map above).
I couldn't have asked for a better day. Great countryside, great snacks, great team! And now I have two medals to wear with pride - just call me Kelly Holmes.
Rosie and I have to cycle 54 miles in 6 days. This is a worry as I have mainly been picnicking and not training of late.
Today, in an effort to make up for some of my lazy habits, I'm going to do a Wii fit muscle workout and hope it doesn't give me massive leg ache. On the positive side, I have some new (sort of) trainers, a cycling helmet which I'm sure makes me go faster, and I have my heart set on making sure I get my medal at the end.
This weekend I also embraced the world cup and made myself a D.I.Y. football kit, joined in with the naked cycle ride (I cheated and stayed in my dress), and had a knitting session on the beach. Lovely.
Before the bike ride, the SAME MANfrom last year asked if I wanted to take his photo again! Really weird. I told him I didn't have a camera.
In other news, we drew countries for the World Cup sweepstake at work today and I got Greece. Apparently they aren't going to do so well, but my interest in the football has increased by about 101% now that there is something to play for, so that is a plus.
A perfect camping trip! Unfortunately there were no bluebells remaining, but instead there was the roundest of cats, green woodland and so much food. And a bit of lightning to add some excitement. More weekends like that one please.