Inshallah this posts finds you in the best of health and highest Imaan. Ameen
The main challenge is now around the corner so we have been keeping up the pace with longer distance rides. This week we went over to Birmingham to my work place in fact. I thought I would have a go at trying to ride to work during the week so this was a test ride.
All in all we covered some 60 miles there and back. I work on the far side of Birmingham in Quinton. As we rode there it was nice country lanes then we got to some fairly hilly parts which were constantly hilly! I guess good practice!!
We made it with an avg speed of 9-10mph on the way. We had a short break under the shade of a tree and then headed back. We decided to try my route which was cutting through the city and catching the A45 and then off to some country lanes towards Fillongley and then into Coventry. Well that was the plan. Not everyone was keen on going onto the A45 as its quite busy.
Anyway we headed towards the airport and decided to take a view from there as to which way which way to go, either across the A45 to Coventry or via some country Lanes via Fillongley (longer way around). Once we all met up we decided that since we had travelled a fair way on the A45 to just blast it down as it was only a further 5 or 6 miles to Coventry.
Alhamdullilah we managed to get back without any issues. We took in total 6 hours to complete 60 miles with 45 mins of breaks included so average speed of about 11-12mph. For the main challenge we aim to keep our speed at about 10 mph.
Regardng commuting on the road bike, I decided the route was a bit too complicated and would take me around 3 hours so didnt seem worth the effort!
Inshallah this weekend will probably be the last training session before the main event...nervousness beginning to set in...!
Serious request for duas!