Audax and Sportive

RobJohn

Audax UK endurance event London (Loughton), Edinburgh, London a distance of 1445kms with 11,128 meters of climbing, to be completed within 117 hours, took place between Sunday 30th July and Friday 4th August.

Swansea Wheelers CC / CS Abertawe were represented at the event by myself, with the club jersey being displayed on the road (there may have been others) and thankfully I completed the event in time, as I really didn’t want to ride it again, not so much the terrain, more the extremely strong prevailing south westerly wind which although helping us on the way north was still there for all of the return. Also the numerous flash floods of torrential rain that we encountered, which swept over the rims and soaked us to the skin, then we dried out only to be soaked again. I ended up going through all 3 sets of clean kit and spent the last 36 hours in the same clothing.

Managed to sleep for 3 hours for each of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, with 2 hours on Thursday and still have numbness in my hands as I type this.