Time wasn't particularly quick, but still not bad and about "mid-way" of all those who did the short route. My first sportive, quite hilly and I've finished it, so I'm pleased with that!
Out on the bike this morning, saw this and thought I'd dedicate it to a lumberjack I know....
You and I just see a "tree", but to him, oh man, he dreams about this stuff....
I've now signed-up for a Sportive in Northumberland on 4th Aug (67miles), and the Great North Bike Ride on 25th Aug (60miles).
Oh well, more preparation for London to Paris - aka "Le Tour Petit".
Completed my biggest ride so far today, 76 miles, including "the Ryals". Well-chuffed.