i went to the 100. it involved waking up at 4.15am, trying to eat as much food as possible and two cups of coffee. it also involved spending the previous day in its entirety sat on the sofa. all to no avail – heavy, dense fog caused a cancellation. i was home by 7am (on a sunday, having driven a 100 miles, if not ridden) so went out on the club run instead, which was much fun.

the weather was beautiful, as positively floaty as it has been for months. times at the other 100 events running that day were very quick, and Andy Wilkinson – who you may recall put 11 minutes into me in a 50 mile time trial – broke the national competition record for a 24 hour time trial with an incomprehensible 532 miles. this means that he averaged 22mph for the entire 24hrs. this includes any time stopped for a break, any sort of break. it’s the sort of legendary ride that will be whispered about in cycling for years to come.


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