It’s been 350 days since the last time I was able to hit 15 mph (see post) – that ride coincided with an ankle injury which hit for six. It’s an ankle that’s been a little weaker since.

The UK has been hit with a period of thunderstorms, flash flooding and heavy rain – so much so that I was going to bail going out on my road bike and going out on a hybrid instead – “unfortunately” the hybrid had a flat tyre and I was pressed for time so out came the roadie.


I have been doing a lot of hill work recently but the route I had picked was flatter than normal, just over 23 miles it takes me to the next major town in the county and back.

The result was this:


Yay! Bring on the London to Brighton ride!