Deloitte Ride Across Britain Day 6

 

The 6th stage was the one both Barney and I were looking forward to the most as the roads were very familiar and we spent much of the first two hours traversing the Cheshire lanes we know so well. Heading out in bright skies, it looked to be the weather forecast was wrong, but then we hit the traffic of Middlewich and the heavens opened and we had the hail and heavy rain we'd been promised.

 

Sarah Storey Deloitte Ride Across Britain Day 6

 

No amount of additional clothing stopped us getting soaked to the skin and there was only one thing for it. Pick up the pace and ride faster until we felt warm again! By the end of the stage, which had been pretty flat although into a block headwind again, we climbed over Wenlock Edge and I was even able to do a spot of sunbathing whilst having lunch and watching the other riders head in for their own finish.

 

So far we have been starting at the back of the field every day and picking up riders or passing riders as we go. It's been a huge privilege to get so close to the fundraisers and meet the people who are working so hard for us. It's a hard route for anyone - we are finding it tough going, but we are the ones that have been able to do the most training for it, so it really is hats off to everyone who is riding through this weather and getting home each night with another 100 odd miles under their belt. We're around 700 miles into the ride now, just 3 days to go!

 

Sarah Storey Deloitte Ride Across Britain Day 6 Ludlow

 

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