Today the tour of Britain was going from Blackpool to Liverpool through Southport. So a plan was hatched that a few of us would ride out have chips and ice-cream and watch the pro's. We meet at Adlington station at 10am, there were five of us in total. Me, Jumbly, Ali, Anna and Julie Grrr. We headed off to Southport and made good time on the way there. Once we got there and located the street the race went along we managed to grab a bench and then eat our fish and chips while we waited. A young man flew past us on his singlespeed. It has a bigger wheel than mine ;) Just after we finished our chips the riders appeared, perfect timing. Not before someone asked me if I was racing???
There was a breakaway of three riders who seemed to have a significant lead before the main field came through, they move so fast! After that it was time for ice-cream so we headed to the sea wall to find an ice-cream van.
After the ice-cream ali wandered onto the beach to write her name in the sand. The rest of us just watched, I know we are boring.
After that is was time to head back, some nice quiet little roads on the way and only one hill of note, which was made worthwhile by the view back to southport at the top.
All in all a great day and reminds me how much fun riding with people is.
83.79miles @ 13.9mph
Average HR 116bpm