Wow. I headed out early yesterday morning on the road bike and had the best ever 2wheeled experience.
Initially trying to avoid road closures, i got fed up and asked a marshall if i could ride thro the barrier and was told it was only motorised vehicles they were instructed to stop, up to 1 hour before the event.
So i ended up riding chunks of the route with no cars, feeling like a much slower version of the real thing. There were people aleady there giving a wave and wondering who this muppet was.
Highlight was the return from oxshott where i rode the route in reverse, culminating in flying round the corner by leatherhead museum using the whole of the otherwise empty road.
Would be great to do this as a group next year, start very early from richmond park maybe?
Lets face it, it will be the only time our lives we can ride on our own closed roads, feeling like the pros. It will take a long time to come down from the high of yesterday.
I found it funny to see some spectators yesterday arrive without their bikes, with family, but dressed up in their full road lycra.
Funny breed these roadies