First ever 100 mile bike ride

I am so pleased with myself, I did my first ever 100 mile bike ride today. It’s been one of my cycling goal’s since doing the End to End cycle back in August 2009. The only bad thing about it, was finding roads to get to 100 miles. If you have a close look at the map, you can see where I had to go, a mini cycle around Castle Bytham and my home village of Little Bytham to get the miles up.

So next time I plan a 100+ mile bike ride, I will need to sort out the route before I set off and may even go for 120 miles the next time :). But I ca’t see it happening this year, since it gets dark around 7:30pm now. So it will give me something to look forward to next year!

So now on with some of the statistics from the cycle.

  • Distance: 100.44 miles.
  • Time: 7:20:29 (h:m:s).
  • Avg Speed: 13.7 mph.
  • Max Speed: 26.5 mph.
  • Elevation Gain: 709 meters.

Data from: Garmin

Below is the route I took while doing the 100.44 mile cycle.

In case you can’t really picture 100 miles in your head. It’s like cycle from Stamford to Cambridge and back again and still having around 10 miles to play with. Or cycling from Stamford to Sheffield and still having 12 miles to play with.

Oh and sorry I took no photos at all during the cycle. No idea why, on the longer cycles, I next to never stop to take any :(.

4 Replies to “First ever 100 mile bike ride”

  1. Gordon. I have to say…. well done! Seriously… this is really commendable. I bet it felt great to see your Garmin GPS Device show 100 miles!

    Just can’t express how happy I am for you.

    1. Yes it was great getting to see the display on the Garmin read 100 miles for the very first time. Have a feeling it will not be the last. Going to aim for 120 miles, next time I go for a long cycle.

  2. Yes,a wonderful achievement. Well done! A few more days like today and you’ll soon see your 5000 miles this year.Brilliant.

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