Some of you may have heard of this new event which received some publicity in the Spoke n Word.
I found out from Vaughan Hunt who encouraged a group of us to enter. We duly entered and then Vaughan skived off to South Africa for rest and recreation.
The event starts in Waikanae, travels down SH1 to Paekakariki, up and over the Peakakariki hill, through to Haywards Hill, along Upper Hutt and then over the Akatarawa hill to return to Waikanae. Approximately 95km
By Vaughan Hunt - So I’m 200m into the event I, and all the riders around me are off our bikes… mine is lying on the ground and I’m down on my hands and knees… not one of us can stand upright. There was no crash!
2km into the event I’m reading a heart rate of 175 and struggling to climb a 2% gradient. Half the other riders around me are walking.
What’s going on?