Monday, 5 September 2016

Another late post - Gary Bray's first 400 -weekend 27/28th August

Following my post yesterday evening to say that I was three quarters of the way through my first 400km bike ride, a couple of people have asked whether or not I successfully completed it. The good news is that I did indeed. The reason for the delay is that when I got home I prioritised sleeping above everything else. I was so tired!
  •  Mytholmroyd (west of Halifax) to Spurn Point (111 miles) 
  •  Spurn Point to Beverley via Withernsea and Leven (49 miles) 
  •  Beverley to Mytholmroyd via Crowle and Askern (102 miles) 

Looking back on it I feel like I’ve really achieved something big here. We had some atrocious weather around Hull during the day, and then the night portion of the ride after Goole was incredibly tough and slow going, especially when we were already tired out. I think after Goole it was safe to say that I thought we were nearly back but it was still almost 8 hours back from there, which did nothing for my motivation. I had a huge sense of relief at the end like I’ve never experienced.
Many thanks to both Chris’ and Florin for keeping me sane through the ride. Without you guys I would have abandoned.
 Total cycling time: 17 hours and 57 minutes (14.4mph)
 Total time including stops: 24 hours and 18 minutes (05:30am Saturday until 05:48am Sunday)
📏 Total distance cycled: 262 miles
Total elevation: approx. 8700ft. Our altimeters provided massively different results, like usual. Florin’s looks the most sensible so I’ve quoted his value (mine was bollocks following McDonalds so I’ve had to use Strava values.. any man made climbs such as motorway bridges etc are now lost)
☕️ Coffees consumed: more than I can count!

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