Lucy T
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Oxford to Blenheim Palace

Lucy T
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12 Jul 2014

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!

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14.07.2014

Well done on completing your first longer ride, Lucy - good for you to get off the mark! You've still got a bit of time before the Bikeathon to get yourself ready and I'm sure you will be as you seem so determined. I always find the way back shorter, too, and have never worked out why psychologically that seems to be the case. Shouldn't really complain though, I guess, as it's better thank thinking it's taking forever when you're already feeling more tired!