Participant’s limits were certainly tested on Sunday. Chris braved the Prudential Ride 100 together with more than 20,000 other cyclists, making it the biggest cycling sportive which has ever been held in the UK.
The race started at 06:00AM at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and went through the city of London before cycling along the Picadilly and the A4 at Hammersmith. From there, riders crossed the River Thames at Chiswick and passed through Richmond Park and the heart of Kingston-upon-Thames, before heading over to Hampton Court Bridge along the route which was made famous in the London Olympic games back in 2012.
Unfortunately due to the weather conditions, the route was cut-short by 86 miles, by cutting out Leith Hill and Box Hill for safety precautions. Chris said that “the rain was ridiculous, for 2 hours I couldn’t see further than the next cyclist.” He finished the race in a respectable 4 hours and 59 minutes.
Amazing effort Chris!