Back at the end of May, I received an email from Emma White of Welsh cycling informing me that due to mapping complications, the shorter 110km Velothon distance had been increased to 124km with additional hill climbs thrown in for good measure. Now, this left me with the conundrum of whether to upgrade to the 140km distance as its only 16km more with double the climb, or stick with the now 124km route and have that nagging feeling forever that I could have upgraded to the longer route and most definitely completed it too.
It didn’t take me long to decide to move into the 140km category; I knew that I’d kick myself afterwards for not trying.
So as of now, my Velothon entry for 2017 will be in the 140km category!!
Afterall, you’ve got to be in it to win it!!