A wet Sussex ride

The first BDOVELO ride of 2017 took place on 18 May when 24 riders convened at Cottesmore Golf Club near Pease Pottage for a light lunch before heading out onto the rolling roads of this lovely part of the country. Passing country houses and idyllic villages the group split after about 10 miles, with a faster group going on to complete about 42 miles and a more relaxed group completing about 30 miles.

Although the weather wasn’t all we hoped for, everyone reconvened back at the Golf Club without incident for a hearty meal to replace any energy burnt on the ride. In-between courses, Julian Wall from Cyclefit gave a fascinating talk on what he looks out for when advising cyclists on posture, bike fit and technique to maximise cycling effectiveness and minimise the chance of injury.

Individuals participating came from a range of companies including Pemberton Greenish, Carter Schwartz, Phoenix Equity Partners, Panagua Bikes, Thomas Miller and Octopus Investments.

Our next ride is in the Surrey Hills on 8 June