One of those perfect cycling days…. the sun is shining, a comfortable 16 degrees, and 60 miles of country roads ahead of us! Sunday 13th April we ditched the London Marathon crowds for a Breeze cycle to Cambridge.
Taking the ‘official’ London to Cambridge charity road ride we started at Pickett’s Lock, Lea Valley Leisure centre. We had an amusing start with one arrival knocking a bike off roof racks, but no tragedy as the bike was still in good nick.
Nine ladies, and 60 miles of road and sunshine. Once we hit the B194, just 15 kms after the meeting point, the roads were quiet, few cars were around, and we could enjoy the scenic countryside.
With two ride leaders, myself and Claire, who is the North & East London Breeze Area Coordinator, we were able to support a range of abilities and speeds. We completed the ride in around six and a half hours, probably averaging just over 10 miles per hour in ride time. A huge thank you to Claire for supporting me on this Breeze ride, and thank you to all the ladies who attended and for providing such wonderful feedback, I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day!
Download a GPX file of our ride (including an additional 10 miles from Shadwell to Pickett’s Lock) here. I’ll be running this ride again in future (with more scenic toilet stops :)) so look out for it on the Breeze website.
Breeze is a programme by British Cycling, to encourage more women to ride bikes for fun. The programme aims to help thousands more women feel confident and comfortable about going for a ride. Its run by volunteers who plan and promote the rides. Join a ride and find out more information on the Breeze website: https://www.goskyride.com/Breeze
>> Download our journey as a GPX file here.
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