|A card from my sister Jane
Tuesday night was spent with Aid and Ron. We cycled a mostly urban style type of ride on our different MTB's. Aid had a hard-tailed 29er, Ron a full-susser and I used my single-speed (hard-tail). It just went to show, pretty much any bike could be used to have some fun!
No further adventure until Saturday. Saturday's adventure was awesome and worth the wait. I cycled the Cheltenham Severn Bridge High Loop 200k audax for the first time. This was an event organised by Steve Poulton.
As the name suggested, the Cheltenham Severn Bridge High Loop 200 started in Cheltenham. My start was real early, not much after 7 a.m.! The day looked promising from the start, however, it was a wee bit chilly first thing. Soon warmed up though as there was a bit of a climb leaving Cheltenham heading for Dowdeswell. First stop came at the 13k mark for info control purposes. I had to name the Church in Withington.
|Such a beautiful church in Withingtom
|Remember the name for info purposes!
|Wonder when I'll pass these arches again?!
|So hot here in Minety
|Postbox number for possible future reference
|Had reached the 'big' country
|Hilliness profile of Cheltenham Severn Bridge High Loop 200
A little off-roading took me to Symonds Yat as I followed the Peregrine cycle path from Monmouth. Being such a nice day, this path was chock-a-block with walkers, dogs, kids and other cyclists. Such menace! Real road then took me to Ross where I was glad to stop for another cup of tea.
|Selfie, all the rage apparently
|Cheltenham Severn Bridge High Loop 200
Cycled 297k this week (and ran 5.1k)
Cycled a total of 1,893k this year (and ran 85.2k)