the last one before the Etape. The 170km price tag looked a bit hairy on a blustery day and starting in the first group that did not show much interest riding hard into the breeze. In the end it turned into a great ride, seemingly endlessly zig zagging across The Ridgeway and taking in Avebury stones and at least one white horse. I was too knackered to work out which one.
The group fizzled out by 90kms leaving me to slog on undrafted from there. Finished in 5 hours 45mins, 13th overall. Very pleased that a fat lad with a Duff Beer top got in amongst the stick insects.