Yesterday, I rode in the Ride the Rose of the Shires Sportive I did the Epic 90 mile route along with my friend and fellow BMCC club member Martin, Another friend and club member David who is also one of my regular walking buddies took part and completed the 55 mile route.
In short it was an excellent ride, no real serious climbs of note but constant up and down all the way round. Also and by some cruel twist of fate the last 30 miles we were riding into a strong (20mph) head wind which really did not help. Anyway at the finish of the 90 miles I still felt surprisingly fresh and decided to bike home to get a ton up. my first 100+ mile bike ride, very pleased with that.