Thank you to everyone who sponsored me, in the end I raised £1,785 which is 143% of my original target! It is all going to Cancer Research UK, a great cause.
Fortunately I finished the race in one piece on Sunday with no injuries, crashes or mechanicals to speak of. Although my legs are still a bit sore today! It was a great experience riding with 20,000 other cyclists on closed roads throughout London and Surrey. The hundreds of thousands of people lining the streets certainly helped me to finish in a faster time than I expected. After being in the saddle for nearly 6 hours I’ll never forget sprinting down the Mall towards Buckingham Palace spurred on by the crowds.
- Time – 5 hours 46 mins 31 secs
- Position – 5944th of 15045 finishers
- Distance – 100 miles / 161 km
- Avg Speed – 17.9 mph / 28.8 kmh
- Calories – 4500
- GPS tracking results here
Here are a few photos:
My sponsorship link is here www.justgiving.com/donalpsmith – please feel free to donate!