Sunday 18th August 2019

If you organised a ride, or agreed to write a report on it please take a few moments to write a brief (or long) report,

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Sunday 18th August 2019

Post by bestd » Sun Aug 18, 2019 6:44 pm

Six riders and seven bikes left Broomfield Road in Barrie's van for Cadence in Crystal Palace for a ride out with Rowe and King.

127km ride out from Crystal Palace out into Sussex and Kent. Nice warm weather start but after about 30 miles is started to spit, then it started to rain, then it absolutely bucketed it down. Hilly route and awful rain and therefore even worse british roads than usual meant for some hard times in the saddle but luckily it was pretty warm so actually was ok unless you stopped.

Got split up about half way somehow (apologies chaps) but ended up back at Cadence after quite a few miles and lots of metres climbed.

Good fun catching up with crew and great to have Barrie along to sort out the rabble of my work riders (a lot of whom very obviously have never ridden in a group as they made BCC look organised!)

All arrived back safely - great toasted sandwiches for the early finishers! Yummy!

No mechanicals for BCC team other than some cramp for our 'G'

Too tired for cleaning bike but did manage to clean and lube chain on bikes before rain come down again! Kit soaked. Long bath helped

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