So, how many of you are still planning on doing this? I've barely ridden since doing the Taranaki Cycle Challenge at the end of January. I'm training for a marathon and am only allowed one ride a week and the last two weekends the weather's been shocking. I've had to do two-in-a-row spin classes instead!

I'm hoping base fitness will get me through. From memory it's not too hilly, and I've done a few 100km rides this year so I'm hoping I'll be ok. I might not wipe as much off last year's time as I hoped though!