Milton led this ride and writes:
A fine September day (told you!) saw six cyclists at Moulton ready to face all that Leicestershire had to throw at us.
We made it to Wistow and the garden centre there in time to join the hordes waiting for lunch. It took a while, but we were all served in reasonable enough time except for Giles who opted to avoid the queue and buy a pastry at the shop instead … and a beer! Nicely managed Giles.
It had been 32 hilly miles to Wistow through Guilsborough and Naseby and Marston Trussel and it would be about 28 hilly miles back via Fleckney and Clipston and Cottesbrooke but they were attractive miles for all that through rural south Leicestershire and equally rural north Northamptonshire.
There would have been more riders had there not been a break out of various malaises as the weekend approached. There was a ‘sciatica,’ a ‘bad back,’ a ‘family do’ and other nonsense. Two people were even ‘abroad’ whatever that might mean! Such weak excuses, but then the youth of today is not what it was!
It was hilly and it was windy. It was sportivesque. It may have even been Vuelta inspired.
Milton had managed to combine a number of double digit % climbs on this ride with descents that were unfairly short on the other side. The new Garmin is clearly making it easier for him to increase the difficulty level of his rides.