Originally today I was going to be riding the pendle pedal, but after not hearing anything I decided not to chase it up as I really needed an easy week. There have been some hard miles recently! As it turns out I was asked to work so I was happy.
First things first though, it was the ironman uk in Bolton today so Ali and I left the house at just after 5am to ride over and watch the swimmers at Rivington. After watching the start from the far side of the reservoir we managed with a bit of off-roading (easier for me on a cross bike than Ali on her roadie!) to get to where they were climbing out of the water, before running up a hill to a muddy field! Lucky them!
At 8ish I had to head off, so saw a few people on the bikes and then it was off to Heaton Park, where I was working as a ride leader. My job was to accompany people to and from Manchester on a set route to join up with the skyride route. There were loads of people round and Albert Square was packed. It was a shame I couldn't get out to the velodrome where there was even more on. Everyone I spoke to had had a great time and it was fantastic to see so many people on bikes!