Friday. And tomorrow is the start of the International Tour of the Abberleys. Which means 3 days of fun. Three, count them, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The Sunday course has been changed to exclude one big nasty hill, Stamford Bank, but is overall more hilly. It omits the big loop through the edge of Worcester but includes 3 laps of the Woodbury Hill course, a lap up Abberly, down to Stamford Bridge, along to Martley then back past start, up Abberly and down to Eardiston then Stamford to finish up the hill towards Abberly. Torture ! Saturday is 3 laps of Astley, quite lumpy, Sunday is a convoluted course but not going up Stamford Bank, instead finishing up the hill that goes down to Stamford. Its not as steep, but long. Monday is laps of the usual Clows Top course, but finishing up a long steep (1 in 6) hill through Menithwood. Ugh. Looks pretty damn hard.

Tuesday I did 12 x 30 second sprints, Wednesday was supposed to be the bash, but after 2 laps is pissed down so we stopped. Yesterday I did 3 laps of Gay Hill circuit hard, at lunchtime. Then a steady 21 miles in the evening round Hopwood, Uplands, Finstall, Gambolds & Hopwood again. Cold, I really needed gloves !

Just donated �100 to the buy Hazel a new car fund. I hope she is sufficiently grateful. I doubt if I will get to see her next week.

Today in Leamington.

Tuesday I did 12 x 30 second sprints, Wednesday was supposed to be the bash, but after 2 laps is pissed down so we stopped. Yesterday I did 3 laps of Gay Hill circuit hard, at lunchtime. Then a steady 21 miles in the evening round Hopwood, Uplands, Finstall, Gambolds & Hopwood again. Cold, I really needed gloves !

Just donated �100 to the buy Hazel a new car fund. I hope she is sufficiently grateful. I doubt if I will get to see her next week.

Today in Leamington.