Latest cycling challenge done and dusted: Everesting one of the local hills. Powered by TrainerRoad.
One of the hardest days on the bike I’ve ever had, and certainly the longest. I had planned on it taking around 20-21 hrs to complete (including stops). As it turned out, it took 24 hours: 19 hours 14 minutes of actual riding, and 24 hours and 6 minutes in total (including stops).
I needed to ride 72 ascents of the climb up to British Camp (from the Ledbury side) in order to complete the challenge. To make sure I did enough to qualify I did a few extra ascents, just in case my bike computer was giving me inaccurate readings. So instead of 72 ascents I ended up doing 76, which came in at 31,374ft instead of 29,029ft (tiredness and fatigue affected my ability to count or think properly towards the end!).
Now for some well-deserved rest (and pizza and red wine).