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Malvern Mad Hatter Sportive 2/6/19

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Set of for Malvern 7:15

Tess, Lottie our new member plus me.

Sky grey and heavy looking.

I would be riding the 100 mile Epic route.

Lottie had decided as this would be her 1st sportive and 1st ever ride and upon a new bike. Would try the 100K standard route for a challenge.

This turned out to be rather difficult especially  with the Malvern climb in the middle plus the other ups and downs before and after.

With Tess's support and company I'm please to report that she completed the route even surviving the down pour in the middle.

Didn't get so many picture this week, rather difficult getting the camera out of pocket from under the Gilet plus the heavy rain down pour. 

Our new girl Lottie preparing herself for the ride. 

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Lining up for the start Tess in the White top.

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I think this guy was a little slimmer by the time he got back.

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Lottie having thoughts about what she's getting into.

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The three of us ready to go.

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The point on the road where I left the ladies to complete the 100 mile route.

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A few pic's of the approach to the West Malvern climb with the rain about to start.

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Feed stop after 50 Miles not far from Eastnor Castle by this time it was raining rather heavily.

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Managed to latch on to a fast moving group of riders from Drotwich to cover the last 25 miles in one hour.

They went under the name of TTNCC.

Or the Tuesday and Thursday Night Cycling Club.

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Pleased to say the weather cleared up and got warmer for the last couple of hours of the ride.

Court up with the girls back at the Malvern Show Ground to have a well deserved bacon bap before popping into the local

for a couple of pints.

WOULD ANYONE ELSE LIKE TO JOIN US ON THE NEXT ADVENTURE ? 

 

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