I went out for a ride today with my CTC buddy’s which rolled into
Northamptonshire and onto some lovely roads and through ancient villages.
Joining the ride today were John and Janice on their Tandem, they have both ridden LeJog more than once and we had a good chat about routes and strategy. I was reminded again about the brutality of the Cornish and Devon hills, which have to be ridden to really appreciate how hard they are, 70 miles is a long long way in the SW. Whilst not especially high they are shortish, sharp and never ending (until Somerset that is!). That will be the hardest part I reckon as in the past, I’ve ridden out of Cornwall on the A30 (the road of death), which is a series of long drags up and long descents, but with high banking means a rider doesn’t see much. Which only left Devon’s hills.
One more ride next week, a 100 miler to Belvoir Castle that includes 3 cake stops (important motivator) and then other than a short peddle on the final weekend that will be it – service the bike, pack the panniers and be ready begin.