The last North Cheshire Clarion club run I went on was on the 5th June. Since then I’ve been filling my weekends cycling longer audaxes but with August being PBP month there aren’t many on, so I had a spare day today. I decided I’d do/run the training run so I turned up ready for an 8-45am start. Unfortunately everybody else was out for the social ride so I had a choice to join that or head off on my own. I wanted to get some fast miles in after last week so I decided to do my own thing.
The ride itself was pretty good. As a group I was superbly disciplined, the peloton flashing along the road in all my glory. A slight breeze didn’t slow me as I took turns on the front to drive the pace. Too fast in fact, as I arrived at the café some 30 minutes before it opened, as confirmed by a miserable so-and-so at the front of the garden centre. Faced with such excellent customer service I reluctantly decided not to wait.
The rest of the ride was unremarkable and I got a pretty good workout overall.
Ride stats: 43.15 miles in 2hrs 15m at 19.1mph average. 918ft of climbing, average HR 159bpm and 2167kcals energy used