Ragley Riders break the Way of the Roses Record

Team JMC / Ragley Riders Dave Powell and Jason Miles have ridden the entire 170 mile length of the new Way of the Roses route in a single day, recording a total time, including a brief stop for lunch, of 11 hours.

The amount of time spent checking the map and the GPS was minimal, the signposting of the route was very good indeed. The guys were also really impressed by the almost complete lack of busy main roads - if it's a safe long distance route you're looking for, the Way of the Roses really fits the bill.  Hours and hours can pass by without you seeing a single car - you do however see rather a lot of hills in the first half of the route.

To read the guys' full accounts go to Dave and Jason's blogs: