~by Sylvia Chudley
Velothon Wales 8 July
140k in the heat – the high point being the uphill, the closed motorway treating us like an oven, Garmin registering 37. It’s a great event, fantastic scenery with masses of support from the Welsh villages: any excuse for a party on the street. There were bells, pans and drums and regular dousing from garden hosepipes – all very welcome. Thanks to excellent coaching, my training actually worked and I behaved like a fit old bird, not exactly flying up the hills but almost (in my terms) and I finished with a smile on my face.