STOP PRESS: Final times are now in and we managed a respectable 1 hour 56 mins. My cycling correspondent tells me this is an average speed of 15.52 mph or 24.98 kph which is faster than the average speed of the Tour de France winner in 1906, 1919, 1920, 1921, 1923 1924, 1925 and 1926. Obviously, bikes, roads, training, nutrition and banned substances are much better nowadays.
Exciting developments listeners! This months issue of Cycling Active reported that the best time for the 30 mile course was 1:48 – and presumably they didn’t stop for a butty!