- Nottingham to Cambridge
- 70 miles
- 100 sheep. 25 cows. 1 pony on a leash (see video)
Today started out a bit rocky but ended on a high note. We’ve been in the UK for nearly two weeks now, and the longest rain we’ve biked through has been 30 minutes…until today. I guess we’ve been pretty lucky so far. Today was a different story. The skies opened up, and we were wet. We’ve been wearing an Aqua-No Jacket, and today we even threw on the Aqua-No booties. They did a good job, but were no match for the deluge that hit us.
Then at lunchtime, and without warning, the rain broke, and the skies were blue and beautiful. The rest of the ride was quite enjoyable despite a stiff head wind. Cambridge is a fantastic city. It’s probably my favorite so far. Neal’s mother Laura arrived into town and was there to greet us with a smile when we rode up to the hotel.
We are staying at the Crowne Plaza in Cambridge. The hotel is absolutely beautiful and service has been first class all the way. We were met by the duty manager Carlo, who had heard about our venture. He wanted some pics of us with our bikes out in front of the hotel for some PR opportunities and local press releases — we’ll upload those when we get them.
Below are videos from the ride and photos of Cambridge.
A shout-out to Gu Energy Gel, especially our good friend and fellow athlete Holly Bennett, Marketing Manager. To keep us going during our 4-8 hours rides we consume 1 gel per 30 minutes and Gu H2o hydration in our bottles. The stuff works great and they are constantly innovating new flavors like Blueberry Pomegranate. It’s delic, who knew?!