Tour of Cambridgeshire: Gran Fondo

Location: Peterborough Arena, The East of England Showground, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE2 6XE

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This event was quite exhilarating, on 80 miles of closed roads. We passed through many villages full of cheering residents, lots of exposed fenland, a tricky concrete track, an industrial estate and even a disused runway! It was made more interesting for me when my rear tyre popped off the rim a minute before the start, and in the five minutes it took me to fix it, thousands of leisure riders had streamed past. I spent the first hour in the red, on hilly roads, flying past everyone in a desperate attempt to get back with the race group. Fortunately I came across an equally determined rider and we worked together riding a 2-up time trial to eventually catch the main race bunch. I then punctured in the last few miles, so rode across the line on a flat tyre - finishing 409th overall.

Tour of Cambridgeshire: Gran Fondo

Ride on 2015-06-07 11:07:01, at Peterborough with 89 others

Gear: Ridley Noah

Blow-out at the start, and a rear puncture 4 miles from the end. Otherwise, a fantastic ride!

133km in 3:32:45

Average speed37.6 kmh
Max speed61.2 kmh
Average heart rate158 bpm
Average power263 Watts
Calories894
Elevation gain318 metres

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Over 100,000 photos were taken on the day, if you search for rider number 844 on the Sportograf website you can see some of me!

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