Hi Bristolsparks, just a quick one re: Halfords bike to work- it's not as limited as it was when first started, they are also able to source a lot of other brands they don't hold in their usual stock and also have links to independent retailers. I was able to get a Bianchi from my local bike shop using the Halfords scheme.
sorry, have not been getting email notifications when followed threads are updated so didn't know about your last.
will be out tomorrow from about 12ish, so good to get to ride with you, happy to either meet at Bosworth and do a lap or two of the tri route or just go for a ride around the lanes back towards Hinckley - whatever suits. Will pm my mobile.
How did you get on with your trial run of the bike circuit? Saw plenty out on Saturday and yesterday around Bosworth - not so many today through!
Up thread I mentioned the Leicester Castle Classic sportive (was last Sunday). I would say its one to put on your list for next year as was a really nice steady route, no real climbs but plenty of sections to get your toe down.
hope your training for Lichfield and ToNF is going well!