It was absolutely lashing down in Minehead when we packed the car and headed up to the start at Wheddon Cross. As we got higher it got drier and even the sun was threatening to emerge when we got shepherded into the livestock market car park.
We parked up and met up with No1's mates and made our way to the registration marquee which was on the playing field. The organisers e-mail and text you your number so a quick verification and we had our tag to zip tie to the bike. No fancy timing chips, everyone starts at the same time and you are checked through checkpoints along the route then scanned in when you finish to give you a time.
|Surely that's cheating.....|
|No1 and his posse ;)|
|Ready for the off|
|Cake and coffee.....|
|A bit muddy.......|
|Avg Speed:||5.8 mph|
|Elevation Gain:||3,115 ft|
My Garmin for some reason missed mapping the first few miles but recorded the stats ?? Must of been all the others vying for satellite signals ??
Anyway here's my Strava bit for most of the route. http://app.strava.com/rides/16702773