Team Eunomia has successfully negotiated the first day of its charity cycle challenge for FoodCycle.
Team co-ordinator Amy Slack has sent through the following update on the team’s progress.
We left York this morning with York Minster towering over us and the rain threatening. The cycling was reasonably flat and easy to begin with, although it wasn’t too enjoyable pedalling on busy, wet roads. Luckily for the waste nuts in the group, we did pass a waste transfer station, HWRC, and lots of RCVs.
As I expected, Joe and James kept up a pretty good speed and whist I managed to stay in the fast group for a few hours, I finally gave in, choosing to enjoy the first day and not kill myself! Lunch was a welcome break and my preference would have been a light sandwich but by the time I got to the pub, Joe had already ordered me pie and mash… great, extra weight to lug up the afternoons hills then!
The afternoon brought the sunshine (yay!), and hills (boooo!) I elected to join a slightly more relaxed group leaving Joe and James to their own devices (although I understand that they also found the pace up front to be hard going, and eventually dropped back).
We rode up onto the Yorkshire Moors in beautiful sunshine and were greeted with incredible views. The climbing though was tough. We even did a big climb on cobbles… Paris-Roubaix eat your heart out! The last climb of the day was steady but long…. very long… with a number of fake tops that were annoying, but worth it for the amazing five mile decent into Hebden Bridge and a pint of cider in the sunshine.
Tomorrow Team Eunomia will have more hills to negotiate as they make their way to Sheffield. It isn’t too late to sponsor them: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/EunomiaYorkshireToLondon