50 Mile Weekend Training For the Mablethorpe Charity Bike Ride

Training continues and we are now around only 6 weeks from the main charity ride to Mablethorpe. This weekend training ride took us just over 50 miles through Milton Keynes and along the Grand Union Canal, then through Salcey Forest and to Olney. From Olney we headed out through Newton Blossomville and Astwood, Cranfield and back to Milton Keynes.

Training Bike Ride Route

Training Bike Ride Route

Weather conditions as they always seem to be were not great and we had strong winds and rain to contend with, this was the after effects of a tropical storm from the US that decided to hit just in time for the ride. Overall ride time was 4 hours 2 minutes so this gave us some good time in the saddle in preparation for the main event which will be over 80 miles each day for the total of 240 miles to destination Mablethorpe.

Distance CoveredThe route we took for this training ride had a few more hills than some of our usual routes, this was good due to the fact we do not know what terrain we will find on the route when we head to Mablethorpe. The good thing about going up the hills is the fact that at some point we will be heading back down again! That is about the only good thing with hills on the bike 🙂

There will be a few more long rides before the main event at the end of August for us to get some final preparation for the big ride. We would really appreciate if you could spare a few pounds to donate to the Rae Rae Trust, it is a really good cause and funds will be going towards helping children with cancer and their families. It would make all the training really worth while.

Below are some photos that were taken along the route of this training ride.

Training Bike Ride Photos

Which Way Now?

Which Way Now?

Lovely Summers Day

Lovely Summers Day

The Open Road

The Open Road

Salcey Forest

Salcey Forest

Just Leaving Olney About 30 Miles In

Just Leaving Olney About 30 Miles In

Please Can We Go This Way!!!

Please Can We Go This Way!!!

Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere

Somewhere in the Middle of Nowhere

Is it Time to Stop Yet?

Is it Time to Stop Yet?

Just a few images from the training ride. Please support the 4 bike riders that are taking part in this amazing challenge of over 240 miles. Any donation is welcome and you can donate from the donations page here. Thank you.

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