Team Eunomia continue to turn those pedals on the third day of the charity cycle challenge for FoodCycle.
Team co-ordinator Amy Slack gives us the update on the team’s progress.
OK, so a small admission: we got transferred from Sheffield to Cambridge after the ride yesterday to do our penultimate day’s cycle. Today’s landscape was a stark contrast to yesterday’s hills and I somehow found myself in the first and faster group along with Joe.
James, meanwhile, played the hero, going back to find a few members of the group that got lost. It was pretty flat and whilst I managed to keep up with the pace on the flats and downhills, I soon fell back at the slightest hint of an incline – the guys with more power left a few of us in a lot of pain.
At the first drink stop we split up, Joe shooting off in the super fast group whilst I elected to join a good, but somewhat slower group of six. The ride though the Cambridgeshire and Essex countryside was lovely and we picked off the miles to lunch, basking in sunshine and maintaining a steady 16mph average. 60 miles in saw our lunch stop in Roxwell before we pushed on to the outskirts of London.
The last 20-30 miles were relatively uneventful as we cycled into London, but we were all feeling a little tired and saddle sore as we reached our 100 mile finish line. The Excel Centre was a welcome sight! James rolled in shortly after, annoyingly looking very fresh!
Just 100 miles left tomorrow…bring on The Mall!
Tomorrow Team Eunomia take on the final stage of the challenge, as they join thousands of others on the RideLondon 100, and finish with a sprint to glory up the Mall. The team would be grateful for any sponsorship to help inspire them along their way: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/EunomiaYorkshireToLondon