I’ve spent this week looking at the beautiful weather thinking that when i get home from work I’ll get out on the bike and go for a ride. Unfortunately, being in a particularly busy period and getting home late, my good intentions have been thwarted. So today I decided to commute to work on my road bike and then take a long route home. Okay, quite a long route home. My commute is generally about 5 miles – I did nearly 30 miles!
Given that I was carrying my commuting rucksack, the evening traffic, urban roads and multiple traffic lights I was really, really pleased with my average speed of 16mph over 29 miles. 1117ft of climbing and another 1634kcals. Feel really good now.