Location: Attleborough, UK
Serious heat and sun put paid to many people's hopes in this event, with an astonishing 26 DNFs. Combined with 15 DNS, that reduced the start sheet of 86 down to 45.
|1||Mark Smith||Crawley Wheelers||01:44:52|
|2||Chris Holmes||Twickenham CC||01:46:07|
|11||John Swindells||Iceni Velo||01:55:55|
|1||Jackie Field||CC Ashwell||01:54:32|
|2||Becky Taylor||Wisbech Wheelers||01:57:33|
|3||Katja Rietdorf||Born to Bike-Bridgetown||01:57:47|
Full results are available on the CTT website.
I was one of the finishers, but for the first fifteen miles I was continuously wondering what on earth I was doing there. Having let my power drop to a more manageable level, I managed to persevere - and even found the last ten miles reasonably comfortable. One factor that helped with controlling my power was that I accidentally adjusted my rear mech such that I couldn't get into top gear; this meant that I was able frequently able to get into the top gear available and just hold it, without worrying about trying to get into the top gear I was used to.
Ride on 2019-06-29 15:54:58, at
81km in 1:56:00
|Average speed||41.6 kmh|
|Max speed||56.9 kmh|
|Average heart rate||164 bpm|
|Average power||265 Watts|
|Elevation gain||268 metres|
A cute feature of the host village was a teddy bear hunt, and lots of giant straw teddy bears were scattered about. They were very imaginatively constructed, and fun to look out for!