Author: gsvalentine

Our second training cycle

We cycled from Gordon’s home, in Little Bytham to Rutland Water. We then cycled the long way around. Which is 23 miles. The shorter way, around it, is 17 miles. Just in case, you wanted to know. By the time, we had both cycled back to Gordon’s house. We had done, just over 42 miles. Which took us 3 hours and 43 minutes. Our average speed, was 11.2 mph.

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Gordon while cycling around Rutland Water.

Our first long training cycle

We did our first long training cycle, to get ourselves ready for doing the End to End cycle next year.

We did a 58 mile cycle. The cycle took us from Mike’s house. In the Orton Malborne, area of Peterborough. To a village called, Swavesey, which is near to Cambridge. The cycle took us 4 hours, 43 minutes and 40 seconds. With an average speed of 12.4 mph. Going by the Cateye CC-CD300DW cycling computer on Gordon’s bike.

First of many planning meetings

We went to the Peterborough service station. To have a McDonalds. While there, we both made a start, on planning the cycle route between John O’Groats to Lands End.

We also made a quick list, of some of the things. We’re need for doing the cycle. The things, so far include:-

  • 1st aid kit
  • 3 lots of cycling clothes each
  • Bike repair kit
  • Bike locks
  • Bike lights
  • Footware – for both cycling and off bike use
  • Gloves and hats
  • GPS
  • Helmets
  • iPod – for when not cycling
  • Laptop + USB flash drive
  • Pen’s + pad
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  • Spare battery for camera + charger
  • Water containers
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