Re the recent C2C ride.
I thoroughly enjoyed this trip and had a great three days riding.
Phil, Ed and Mark were fantastic in every way – organising everything so we didn’t have to do anything apart from cycle. They were always on hand to transport day bags, provide drinks and motivation, and make sure everything happened when it need to.
The route was stunning although harder than I expected – but I have ridden in the south of England for most of my life and underestimated the climbs of the Lake District and the North York Moors! Luckily I had enough gears so coped OK. The first hill out of Whitehaven was a complete shock though as a 17% climb in the first mile was unexpected and none of us was warmed up. Maybe there is another route out of town? Apart from that the cycling was fine. The GPX files that I downloaded to my Garmin worked perfectly so there was no risk of getting lost.
I look forward to riding with you again sometime.