Whilst studying at the University of Nottingham, I became a cyclist. My daily “commute” to university was initially on a mountain bicycle which was replaced a few times and eventually became a dropped handlebar, thinned tyre pedal machine.
Towards the end of my degree, I set myself, at the time, the adventurous challenge of cycling from Nottingham to Wellingborough. I never got round to it though.
Since then I have cycled more and more. Despite the ride not being a goal in terms of distance, it is still a route I wanted to complete. Instead, I cycled the route in reverse and went from Wellingborough to Nottingham.
On Wednesday 31st August 2016, I cycled 74.03 miles with an average of 15 mph, in 4 hours and 56 minutes burning 4,876 calories. This includes the time after seeing Nottingham Castle which was a ride to Beeston, through University Park, and back to Nottingham Train Station.
I arrived at the station with 10 minutes to spare and was back in Wellingborough in just less than an hour.
A great ride. Beautiful scenery and places passed through.