2019
Hadrians Way Cycle Ride
or
Senior Lads Biking


The starting point

 

It all started around breakfast at our local Wetherspoons. Peter was still working but Bob, Dave and Glen had recently taken early retirement from Nissan Sunderland.

To help keep fit they had all recently bought bikes and had been cycling around the railway paths in the locality, I had pushed their mileage up from 3 to 10 miles.
Around breakfast Glen was relaying the tales of when he had done the C2C and how great it had been. Somehow we all agreed to do a holiday ride together, I suggested the Hadrian's Way as a nice distance. I was asked if I had done it, caused a bit of concern when I said one day. As its 90 Mile I said we could do it in 2 days 45 a day. Eventually we agreed on 3 days with an average of 30 a day. As Peter is still working we picked a time in August when we could all go.

Two overnights booked deposits paid and part of the route driven to see how bad the hills were and it was suddenly very real.

We stepped up our training rides covering 20 miles or more but still mainly flat rides, We tried a hilly route and Glen decided he need to invest in a new bike.

New bike purchased Glen and I decided to test ride it. 1 mile into the ride, Glen got a puncture, hope that its not an omen for our holiday ride!!!