Three rides for your consideration this week. As we are moving towards spring the longest ride will now move to 9.30am, we also have 10am and 10.30am rides on offer. Being Mothers day the aim of the game this week is to get back relatively early so you can enjoy family time, or a beer or two at the pub.
Marta Bastianelli and Lizzie Deignan are two of the very few mothers competing on the women’s world tour. They have been able to juggle motherhood with continuing their successful cycling careers. Bastianelli won the 2018 European Road championship as a mum. Lizzie Deignan won the Paris-roubaix femme in 2021 after retruning from having a daughter in 2018 and is due to return this season after having a son last September. On the track we have to look no further than Laura Kenny for annother inspiration mother, Laura is the most successful British female athlete of all time and won her most recent medals after giving birth to Albie and is currently expecting her second child. With Laura and Jason’s genes I’m sure Albie will be pretty hot on two wheels, just like our Sunday crew.
Our rides leave Ivinghoe church on Sunday morning and return in time for a restorative beer at the Rose and Crown, or a dash home to cook mum dinner. As a guide last Sunday our longer ride group achieved 16mph on a fairly flat route, while the shorter team average just under 14mph on a slightly hillier route.
9.30am https://ridewithgps.com/routes/42244898 39 miles
10am https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41439757 29 miles
10.30am https://ridewithgps.com/routes/41439771 22 miles