So, this week the postman brought me the news that I have been successful in the ballot and have a place for the 2019 Prudential Ride London 100.
Those who have read this blog will know that my debut in last year’s edition of the sportive was far from a happy one after being knocked off my bike by some fool in Richmond Park. It was only a month ago that I recounted my displeasure with that day and made the statement that I was done with mass participation sportives.
The success in the ballot stirred something. In the days after the confirmation arrived it really gnawed at my brain, the nagging feeling that I had unfinished business with the Ride London 100. I couldn’t forget that I hadn’t been able to do the hills, it annoyed me that I hadn’t been able to enjoy it and put my best effort in due to the crash and the buckled wheel and I can’t shake the feeling that I don’t deserve the finishers medal that I got.
So, today, I confirmed my place for the 2019 edition of the sportive, I’m going to give in another go to banish the bad memories that I have of this event
I’ll be better prepared this time, I’ll be more vigilant and hopefully it won’t rain!
The best thing about this? It looks as though BOTH the fat blokes will be riding the event this year as Adam is in the process of signing up on a charity spot with The Rainbow Trust. It’s another chance for us to raise some funds and have a good time doing it.
Better get some training in…..