This year we were joined by our first female, Lucy Thomas, who did really well. We also had a few riding hybrid bikes which managed to keep up!
It was almost an 'uneventful ride' with just one puncture (James Del Rio). That was until I got stung by a wasp and later crashed whilst descending a steep hill. I was flying down, leaning into a corner when my bike slid away beneath me (diesel on the road).
Once we stopped the bleeding and I had come to terms with the damage to my bike, we cycled on for 40 more miles.
Apart from that, it was a brilliant day, and better to come home with grazes than never to have gone at all. But I am very sore ...