My goodness. The next time I’ve had a few ales and I’m asked if I fancy racing 200 miles across the UK I must remember to say no…. especially when said race is just a few weeks before I attempt a 100 Mile Sportive like the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100.
I’d intended to write about my training adventures as I got bike fit again but this has turned into a bunch of drafts that I never finished. The idea was to motivate myself into getting out on the bike. I did manage to get a reasonable number of rides in but nothing, except participation, can prepare you for something like The Crossing. On their site, it is advertised as:
3 DAYS, 2 COASTS, 1 HELL OF AN ADVENTURE Get ready to tackle 200 gnarly miles over 3 days as you take on the fully waymarked, stunning tracks that span through the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors sampling some of the UK’s finest mountain biking as you go, alongside jaw-dropping scenery.
After the aforementioned ales, I’m pretty sure that all I saw was this:
3 DAYS, 2 COASTS, 1 HELL OF AN ADVENTURE Get ready to tackle stunning tracks alongside jaw-dropping scenery.
… and figured it sounded pretty good.
Beyond that, some of the GoPro footage was partially usable and that can be seen here. Sorry for the shakes… GoPro didn’t have stabilisation at the time.