I have officially started my training and I decided to go for a long-ish bike ride today. I looked through the Sustrans website to find a route which was mainly traffic-free and it suggested the ride to Blenheim Palace. It was lovely weather so I put on the sun cream and took a load of water and headed off. The route was lovely - a bit bumpy in places but a great ride. When I got to Blenheim Palace I was so tired and wasn't looking forward to the ride back. Luckily, the ride back seemed to be much quicker, and after mapping it when I got home it turns out it it is mainly down hill on the way back, so that was good. So after an 18-mile bike ride legs are pretty tired, so will have to keep working on that to get ready for the bikeathon!