I think today was the hottest day this year so far…so guess who chose to do the longest distance yet on this trip? From Stoke Mandeville to Great Dunmow – came in at 107 km (66.5 miles for the metrically challenged) and took me 5 hours 40 minutes and three refills of my water bottles! There were a surprising number of hills – none too long, as the route followed the Chiltern scarp line for a while. My wonderful navigation system did take me down a closed road followed by a bike lift over a stile.
The route took me across a number of north-south arteries from/to London, some used more than others.
Totals yesterday and today: 59.4 km and 340 m ascent, no tubs; 107 km, 965 m ascent, no tubs! Totals: 795 km, 9314 m. I have also realised that the total distance that I’ll do is equivalent to riding from Lands End to John O’Groats, then turning around and returning to Lands End!
In May/June 2019, I am cycling the length on Britain, visiting all the places that I have lived and a few friends along the way. This is a charity ride aimed to raise funds for Alzheimer's Research UK and the Spinal Injuries Association. I will also have fun looking for various features along the way and exploring the meaning of memory
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