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Ride To The Pies CTC Challenge Ride & Sportive

The second of CTC’s Challenge Ride and Sportive series for 2012 returned to the beautiful Dorset countryside with up to 200 riders covering the 57 and 79 mile routes. Jon Attwood braved his first sportive of the season to bring us this report.
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A chilly and foggy start meant that for the first ten miles I was fully hydrated just from the dew that had collected on my clothing and beard. Winding down narrow country lanes, avoiding local tractors, the ride was often bumpy. So much so that at the bottom of one particularly rough descent, my water bottle jumped from its cage along with several of my fillings.

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