Worst: Puncture in the English rain
The first day and a half was horrible - wet and strong headwinds. Then it cleared up Friday afternoon and we were cycling through little country lanes in the sunshine thinking "this is why we love cycling". It stayed like that to the end. It was great fun and we had no serious after effects from the cycling although on day three I did have to resort to two pairs of lycra shorts - neither the saddle nor my bum had much padding!
Best: Rolling French roads in the sunshine
|Day 1: London / Portsmouth||72.6m||6:16h||11.6av|
|Day 2: Caen / Bernay||60.3m||4:38h||13.0av|
|Day 3: Bernay / Paris||102.4m||7:29h||13.6av|
|Total: London / Paris||235.3m||18.23h||12.8av|
Team 1: the fastest
Mark and Mary at L'Arc de Triomphe
In total 40 people did the ride and the collective effort is expected to raise about £60K for The Stroke Association. Every extra donation helps.