Sunday, 6 May 2012

Circle of Hope 2012 Ride

The Circle of Hope charity ride in aid of Clatterbridge Hospital took place on Sunday 6th May. Around 200-300 cyclists took part, some doing a 15 mile ride, some doing a 50 mile ride and some of us (who are clearly mad) decided to do the 100 mile route. Start and finish was in Hope (North Wales) and the route headed out to Corwen, back towards Llangollen, over World's End, and then went out to Malpas, Beeston Castle etc before heading back to Hope via Aldford, Farndon, Gresford etc.

Map of the route from Strava is shown below:

 As you can see, it was slightly less than 100 miles, and was quite hilly particularly in the first 40 miles or so. Going out towards Cheshire, the roads were fairly flat so we could pick up some speed. Reasonably happy with a time less than 6 hours, and an average speed of 16.2 mph.

Some others from where I work also did the 50 mile ride, and all finished fine (although they had a few mechanical issues along the way).

Will post some photos when I get them.

Also managed to raise £168 for Clatterbridge Hospital. 

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