'Whinging gives me energy' I said to Luke about 9 hours into the toughest bike ride I’ve ever taken part in. I was acutely aware that my whinging was sapping the energy of the crew – Luke (from OP) and Sergio (my long-time bike packing buddy) – but they made light of it as we pushed on.
So what was this ‘tough’ bike ride? It was the #JennRide 2022, a 2 day charity ride setup in memory of Jenn Hill. In previous years the organiser Rich has taken riders around the ‘not so hilly’ southern Lake District, and by all accounts it was a tough, but pleasant affair.
This year, due to fallen trees, the route resembled something more like an off-road version of the Fred Whitton. 100 miles of the gnarliest ascents and descents the Lake District has to offer. Jennride 2022 was a different type of ride… a type 2 kinda ride.