A free ride into town

I was ambling along into town this morning, when two serious looking cyclists overtook me. I got on their wheel and enjoyed a faster commute into town than normal. Even at low speeds, you get a bit of benefit from sitting behind.

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The two cyclists were joining up with a big group, meeting in centre of Oxford who were going for a long ride. That was my training for the day – 2 miles at a 16mph. I have a race tomorrow at Burrington Combe, though I’m not looking forward to it because I’m unfit and still carrying an injury.

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It’s good to see so many cyclists meet up for Saturday training.

Only 8 days until the National Hill Climb Championship in Matlock. Next week, I shall continue with my three month tapering plan. I’m now glad it’s a short hill. Should be all over in three minutes. Hope I don’t get caught by my minute man.

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