After around a year of training and effort of putting myself through to undertake the London-Edinburgh-London Audax unfortunately I had to retire at Barnard Castle due to a knee problem. I decided to make the difficult decision and save my knee to find out what the problem is and not risk permanent damage or a very long recovery so I can get on and keep riding in the future. 5 days on since retiring and the knee is still very sore and I’ve been instructed to rest it. I need to be patient and really rest, but typical me I’m still looking at a ride for September to achieve a Super Randonneur for this season.

A huge well done to everyone who undertook the ride and completed it including my colleague Colin Davies and friends Nick Clark and Mike Henley, an amazing challenge. It was great to meet new people and get so many different views on the ride from people who have literally travelled from around the world to take part.

London to St. Ives

St.Ives to Kirton

Kirton to Market Rasen

Market Rasen to Pocklington

Pocklington to Thirsk

Thirsk to Barnard Castle

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Ice on the knee at Barnard Castle

By Darren