Friday, 18 May 2012


Running a little late so just time for the data uploads. Tough day physically and a few navigational issues but neither totally unexpected and can learn from both for the days to come. Big thanks for all the support on Facebook, Twitter and of course everyone who came to along to the start at Streatley - it means a lot!

Edit: My aim was to implement a degree of 'pacing' which was mostly successful. My natural climbing rhythm wants to go quicker but this could spell disaster on any hill that lasts longer than 3-4 mins and the cumulative build up of fatigue from maximal efforts would have repercussions on my recovery rate throughout the day (and days ahead). Probably went harder than I needed to on Combe Gibbet and Cheddar Gorge was ridden into a headwind - pretty much the whole way. I was flagging at the end of the day on Rundlestone but partly down to the schoolboy error of simply not eating enough throughout the afternoon. Too much adrenaline!

Top of Combe Gibbet

Weston Hill

Salcombe Hill

Haytor Vale



  1. Congrats on getting through the first day! Would love to do something like this!

    Hopefully its all uphill from here ;)


  2. Fantastic Steve. All systems go now!!

    Keep going mate. It's a great challenge you're doing.