This year the event's 900 places sold out in under 20 minutes so you had to be super quick to get an entry. The plan was for me, Rachael and Paul G to do it together. Later on Jess managed to get a spot by some FB horse trading and joined us.
|First longgg climb, DJ just behind my camera position (I stopped to dance)|
|High up on the route|
|Paul doing his Michael Jackson at the feed station. Paul consumed 18 sausages rolls here!|
|Free broken specs at the feed station - much larking around, I blame the energy drink|
What can I say about the ride, well its tough, and I can honestly say that I've never done so much climbing/ascent on a bike in a single day (about 2000m), man some of those Welsh fire roads are long. Sadly we didn't make the first 350 cut (first 350 riders do a longer course). Even without this extra bit it was hard day on the bike. Abi cheered us on at the half way point (thanks for waiting 2 hrs!), but wouldn't let me stop to chat, so up another climb we went....
We all stuck together and had fun and I was happy with our 6 hour finishing time. Today as I sit here writing the blog with heavy legs, minor bodily chaffing I shouldn't mention and sipping tea from my Dyfi mug with a smile on my face I think, yep a great day to remember............
|Happy Monkeys, proud of out finishers mugs|