We often enjoy setting ourselves goals to cycle towards. Challenges to keep us motivated and achievements to cherish forever in the form of fond memories.
For most of us, this may be a difficult sportive or a particularly hilly route to conquer, but for dhb ambassador Hannah Lord, her epic cycle challenge – this year – required cycling over 1,400 km in just over four days as she recently completed the great London – Edinburgh – London audax event.
As a former triathlete, Hannah’s strongest fields were running and swimming with cycling being her weakest area of expertise. However, after moving to London last year, Hannah’s “passion for cycling increased due to the amazing London cycling community” and riding with others is how Hannah learnt of the London – Edinburgh – London event. In addition to having an effective cycling coach, Hannah’s biggest weakness turned into one of her favourite disciplines.
Along with six other friends, Hannah managed to bag herself an entry to the notoriously difficult audax event which took place earlier this month. To train for such a mammoth undertaking, Hannah and co. set out on long distance rides in an attempt to prepare for the event. However, as Hannah explained, regardless of the training, “nothing can really prepare you for it”.