8 Wheelers tackled the Mad March Hare Sportive on Sunday from a new location at Longbridge, Brum. Weather conditions were good for a brisk ride, sunny, dry and ideal for spring/summer bikes. Winter kit was still needed apart from the hardened Scot who turned up armwarmer-less.
Fiona, Philip & Chris all started earlier than the remaining 5, the hares were off and cycling….
Carl, Michael, Dave, Andy and Andrew all kicked off around 9am from the rear of the field, which meant the first 30k cutting through the bike traffic along narrow country lanes. 4 of the team of 5 passed the only food stop at 55k deciding to plough on past more of the field. Soon after, Carl took on the lead and put the hammer down for much of the remainder of the ride. The rest of us hung on for as long as possible as the relentless pace and rolling hills just kept giving!
All the effort paid off in the end with a Wheelers 1, 2, 3 & 5!
Well done to all the guys and girls flying the Wheelers flag. Highly recommend this very well organised sportive, wish I could comment more on the beautiful scenic route but I spent most of the time looking at Carl’s rear end and blowing out mine!