After completing the Monmouthshire Iron Mountain 40 sportive, I sat in Bailey park Abergavenny with the rest of the girls enjoying the sunshine and chatting about the fact it was less than two weeks until the Velothon. The topic of Bike Bath popped up in the conversation, Nick, Alison and Janet were all going to take part, and there was a spare place in the cars going for me and my bike if I wanted it.
Bike Bath is an 80-mile event that offers the opportunity to cycle through the best scenery of Bath and the surrounding countryside. Perhaps in my naivety, I assumed that it would be a relatively flat event terrain wise, and with reassurances from everyone that it would just be a nice last long ride before the Velothon; I agreed and signed up to ride the 80-mile route in only seven days time.