Sunday 15 October: Evan’s Cannock Sportive

Great Event. I was so pleased with finishing this Sportive. Cycling is fairly new to me. Well I say new, but I did do triathlons over 20 years ago and I was very slow anyway. Since taking up cycling again I’ve done three training rides and two Cycling Sportives. I got lost and fell off my cycle in both of them. Anyway, we woke up at 7am, late because our 2 Ragdoll Cat alarm clocks slept in. We arrive at Cannock Forest collected our numbers and had Cycled off by 8.30am. Parking was good, there were plenty of Portaloo’s and the organisers were very efficient. The course was great and best of all they has loads and loads of pink signs so no one could get lost. There was a lovely variety of cakes, nuts, drinks etc., at the feed station. It was great. I then went through the finish line and did fall over because I couldn’t get my foot out of the cleat in time. Meanwhile as I was drinking my Cappuccino and eating my toasted sandwich, I get a phone call from my husband who was doing the 82 mile course. He had crash and the cycle was unridable, grumpily he said he would be hour but the maintenance van picked him up quite quickly and he was back about half an hour later. A fantastic event. Highly Recommended.

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