I met up with Ellen from Lejog to do the 75 mile ride for the Iain Rennie Hospice at Home charity yesterday, and raised £185. It was a great day - a little cool to start off with when we met at 8.15 am BST at Aylesbury, but it soon warmed up and by lunchtime it was t-shirt weather at around 20 deg C and sunny with little or no wind - perfect. We took our time - partly as Ellen was on antibiotics because of a throat infection, and partly as we're lazy (12.4 mph average). We set off out of Aylesbury heading south west towards Princes Risborough, but then found ourselves at a junction heading north with a sign for Aylesbury to the right. We'd missed a signpost and somehow done a complete u-turn! Anyway it only added an extra 3 miles.
The route was pretty hilly - a tour of the Chilterns roughly between Stokenchurch and Berkhamsted going across the N-S valleys. We had to walk up a couple of the hills, as did most others. We were back by about 4pm to recieve our medals at the rather deserted finishing post.As I'd cycled every day to work last week, and did a short ride on Sat my total for the week was 165 miles. Today I'm having a day off cycling - just a lunchtime swim to loosen up, possibly. I've also brought my son's Ricci steel framed road bike in for repair so needed to drive in anyway.
Here's the route http://connect.garmin.com/activity/161754427#.T3BMUKr1MPM.email