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Bolton Bash (35 miler)

MarkjaspiMarkjaspi Posts: 729
Hi, anybody on here try this one yesterday?

I attempted the short route as I don't do many hills due to where I live and although I've rode the Manchester-Blackpool and Manchester 100 this year, I was a little worried about taking these hills on, as I've only been road cycling for over a year properly.

Luckily I had a very experienced friend with me, who's a tri-athlete and takes some of these sections on either on his road bike or mountain bike, who dragged me up the hills and slowed me down to conserve energy on the flats.

I think my biggest concern was the 11-25 cassette I was running (but with a 50/34), but I managed to get up all of the big ones none stop.

Just looking at the results this morning and I managed to come in 7th out of 89 riders, a result I'm really pleased with.

Did any of you more experienced riders do this or the 50 miles? And if so how did you find the big climbs and the route overall?
Cipollini Bond
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