You always learn something about yourself by pushing your limits. Neil Cousins from Charge hadn't covered more than 85 miles on a bike before he set out on the 200km (125 mile) Dorset Coast Audax. It's not noted for being flat either, the Dorset coast.
Anyway, this vid is his diary of the day and it's a nice insight into how an Audax ride looks and works, if you've never tried one. Compared to a sportive there's less emphasis on your time and what your bike looks like, and more emphasis on eating bacon sandwiches and chatting. Plus, it won't cost you much more than a fiver to enter. For more on Audax head to www.aukweb.net. Enjoy!
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.