70 mile ride, mainly offroad, 2364 metres of climb. A very ponderous-feeling average of 10.5 mph.
Big training ride yesterday – rode from the house over to Rochdale then followed the Pennine Bridleway south for several hours. It was hot, very hot. Much the same as the Fred Whitton, I was struggling with it. Around early afternoon I was finding it pretty unbearable. I had to stop in the woods next to the campsite at Hayfield for half an hour just to cool down, then I thought I was going to die on the climb up Mount Famine. When the sun was obscured by clouds later in the afternoon I felt good again!