🚴🏼♀️Top Sportives in 2018 🚴🏼♀️
I’m beginning to plot what challenges and sportives I’ll be entering next year so I thought I’d write a blog post on my favourite sportives. Ones that I’ve either done or had highly recommended. Including their routes, cost, difficulty level and how to sign up.
Last year I used sportives as a mini goals towards the Ironman which helped mentally and physically get me to Zurich Ironman. They are really fun, well organised, marshalled or route is sign posted, great way to make new friends too.
Includes Hell of the Ashdown in Kent, @challengesophie London to Paris24 hours, Ride London 100, @pearsoncycles Brighton and back, the London 2012 Olympic cycle route out to Box Hill, & BHF London to Brighton.. where my love for cycling began!
Also check out @dirtywknd for their weekly rides and trips organised for next year, always something fun rides happening.
Have you done a sportive not on the list? I’d love to get even more recommendations!
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More bling for my collection - and look at the size of that Classics medal! 🏅
Felt very privileged to become one of the first people to enter the London Classics hall of fame yesterday, having completed the London Marathon, Ride London 100 and Swim Serpentine 2mile all in 2017.
Swam the 2mi Swim Serpentine this morning and was very pleased to get around without any cramps or stopping! Happy with that seeing how underprepared I was for the event. 🏊♀️
Then dashed off to join the legendary @jess180790 for a small part of her epic 184mi journey along the Thames Path from source to end 😱 Despite having covered over 150mi already this week, she was smiling and in great spirits - a total inspiration!!
#tbt to getting silly in my wetsuit before the Cholmondeley Castle Tri earlier this year. On Sat I'll be pulling it out again to take on the 2mi option at Swim Serpentine. Haven't done any distance swimming in months but it'll all be worth it for that London Classics medal!
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