50 Shades of Wentwood

Wentwood 50k – Goshawk Challenge

“I want you sore baby!”

I believe that’s what Christian says to Anastasia – I had to Google it cos I have never read the books or watched the film.

“Every time you move tomorrow, I want you to be reminded that I’ve been here”  Ouch!

For those of you who have ridden the Goshawk Challenge before, you know the script …it’s all about pain management.

Each year we try to introduce some new mental and physical hurt into the route and you will be pleased to learn that for 2016 we’ve stuck to our roots, lots of them in fact. As with previous years it will be a tough ride.

Yes the Wentwood 50k is a painful endurance ride with many commenting on how tough even the 25k element was. So why did I do it? I have no idea!  Someone dropped out and I stupidly took the ticket and had a go.

Having subsequently checked out the website and seen the words “pain” and “hurt” written a few times I began to wonder what I was in store for. My friends who had done the event before said it was going to tough, some saying the toughest 50k you will do.

They weren’t wrong. 50km and over 1400m of climbing in 5 hour window was hard work.

For  a full write up check out the MB Swindon website for our collective reflections on the day!

For more info on the event check the website below



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