Last year, I did a few of the off road RideIt! events, which I thoroughly enjoyed. This year, I intend to do some Road Sportives as part of my preparation for my Tour de France or Bust trip, which starts on the 27th August 2011.
And so it was that, after having booked my entry online a couple of weeks ago, I got up at 6am, in order to get myself ready and drive the 70 miles from Eastbourne to Esher, and to be at the start line at 8.30am. What I hadn’t anticipated was the 30 minute registration queue. Still, it’s good to see that these events are being so well attended. I know first impressions don’t count for much but there seemed to be all sorts of abilities, from the leisure cyclist, who’s intention is to have an active day out on his bike, to the hard core riders preparing for the racing season. Continue reading