In our 4th year of the ride, and 115 miles from start to finish, momentum continues to gather around the event, with more riders than ever joining in, including friends of the practice from Buro Happold, Integral Engineering and Stace.
By 6.30 am on the Sunday morning, the sun was beginning to rise, the porridge was on (not burnt this year!), and the coffee was being poured. With the conditions the best they’ve ever been- cool and dry throughout, with a gentle westward wind encouraging us to Bath- we set off at 7am through the eerily quiet streets of London.
The group’s penultimate stop at Marlborough gave time for tea and reflections on the great journey so far, before the hilliness between there and Bath began. This must have been the toughest test of the day, with steep ascents building up to the top of Box Hill. Welcomed by the beautiful views out from this vantage point, and with the sun now firmly in the west, riders began to arrive at FCBS’ Bath Office in their respective groups from 4.30pm where they were greeted with cold beers and pizza.
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