30 Days of Biking in the South Pennines

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Emma’s days 26-30

Now day 26 was looking like it was just going to be the 10 miles back from the hotel to the station in Chester, but then I got a call from Ali and we snuck in a quick Cragg Loop. I’m still in shock that Le Tour will go up here.

Saturday the 27th I met up with Alan to ride the Ray Eden Memorial ride.Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 09.40.01 Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 09.38.59

So that was 110 miles on the clock for the weekend. Sunday I was off to review the Brian Robinson Challenge ride for Cyclosport. As it was only 17 miles away I’d decided to ride over. With the day before being windy, my legs were a bit tired….Screen Shot 2013-05-01 at 09.43.34

I’m sure most of the ride was straight into yet more headwind for what felt like most of the day! For those that don’t know Brian Robinson was the first Brit to win a stage of Le Tour. He’s still got a twinkle in his eye at the age of 83. Legend!

By the time I was home I’d clocked another 110 miles. Now something I’ve not mentioned is the silly Strava challenges I keep signing up for. This time it was to complete 1319km in April, the same distance that the pro’s race in the Spring Classics.

Monday’s ride didn’t really count as it was a quick trip up Horsehold to do a photoshoot for Rob Evans Photography

This left me with 23km to do and still get ourselves set up for the Great Tweed Pie Race which was our finale to 30 Days of Biking. I must say for the first time all month I really felt like I was dragging myself out and up the road…still, can tick that off now….for no point at all! 🙂

Then it was time to meet up with Chris for the Pie race.