I've found a good route from Whittlesey to Ferry Meadows, via the boating lake at Thorpe meadows. With a couple of circuits around the boating lake, then heading onto ferry meadows and around the sailing lake, before heading back home, this comes in at 24 miles, which I've completed in 2 hours, so I'm very pleased.
Head wind on the way home nearly made me want to give up, but I was determined to do this run without stopping. I'm praying that on the day, it's not windy! I had to have serious worlds with myself about why I was doing this ride to motivate me to finish..
By the time I'd finished, I had serious back and bum ache! I've realised that I'll need a stop for fuel (cake & coffee lol) before the 25 mile point. The thought of doing another 25 miles on top is going to be a tough mental challenge!!
Admittedly, there is very little in the way of hills, but its been good for getting some distance (plus meeting up occasionally for a coffee with Lee or friends)!
Strava tells me I've ridden 80 miles this week, so I'm hopefully making progress.
50 miles in one day is another story, but the reason is all worth while.