The distance (173km) is daunting, the total climbing (8,198 feet) is bananas.
And the route... I mean there's nothing wrong with the "London Loop" or Box Hill, but... 11 times??
|Up Box Hill the first time, 10 more to go!|
There are two options for this one - try find an organized ride or free ride it on a London day. I had previously done the Half PRL in an organized ride, got dropped a couple loops in and had a rough day - so figured I would have better luck free riding it.
So when I saw London on the schedule for a Saturday? I circled it.
One hot tip - if you set your last name in Zwift to include (PRL Full) - people cheer you on, give you Ride Ons, etc. Also saw a few others doing the same ride which was neat!
At one point there were over 7,000 riders in London!!! Lots of folks to interact with, draft off (especially on the flat parts!), be inspired by.
- Easy on the London flats
- 2.5-2.9w/kg on Box Hill (~11 minutes)
- Easy (or off entirely!) down Fox Hill - snack, lube, stretch
- Up that damn subway escalator thing
- Easy back to the London Loop Start/Finish