Sunday, 20 May 2012

Preparing for Broken Spoke Sportive

Have the Broken Spoke Sportive next week. Starts and finishes in Chester, so will have the novelty of being able to cycle to the start (probably only 2 miles from where I live). Have been mixing it up a bit this week with a Chester Road Club Chain Gang on Tuesday 15th May, followed by a club 10 mile time trial on the Saighton course, on Thursday 17th May (organised by the Birkenhead Victoria Cycling Club), then a quick ride out to Hope/Llay and back (18 miles) on Saturday 19th May, followed by the same route on Sunday with an added loop out to Frodsham and back (around 40 miles).

The Thursday night time trial went OK for my first time - did 28:20 on my road bike (no tri-bars). Will be doing this again next week so have a target to beat. Route below:

Full results can be seen here

Quite pleased with the Sunday ride - route shown below. Considering the route including come back through the centre of Chester, an average of 17.6 mph was OK particularly as the route wasn't flat.

Will be doing a Chester Road Club 10 mile time trial on Thursday 24th May, then have the Broken Spoke Sportive on Sunday 27th May - this is an 85 mile route out into North Wales (over the Horseshoe Pass and down into Ruthin and then back to Chester - should be good fun !)

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