The panniers have arrived so at least I can train on a loaded bike. I've bought some local maps that show the C2C route and Sustrans route 72 - Hadrian's Cycleway as I plan to use some of these routes for my training. Today was the day I'd start exploring route 72.
I loaded the Ortlieb panniers with an approx weight I'd be taking on my Jogle - total loaded bike weight 17kg (needs checking) and set off to join route 72 at Newburn.
The idea of today's ride was to keep a nice steady pace with a HR below 80% and to get a feel of a loaded bike. The bike does feel a lot heavier and sluggish as it's the first time I've ridden with loaded panniers but I rode 40 miles without much problem. I headed west and rode some nice stretches of route 72 that I'd never ridden before.
|National Cycle Network milepost on the Stanegate|
Training Miles - 42
Total Miles - 285 miles
Strava Ride Data
Garmin Ride Data