On the 11 June we headed down to Heathrow with bike boxes packed to meet our fellow team members riding for the charity Cyclists Fighting Cancer. After some challenges with officious BA check in staff and overweight baggage we eventually boarded our flight to Stockholm. We were finally on our way to ride the 50th running of the world-renowned Vätternrundan, a 300km ride around a very large lake in the heartland of Scandinavia. To make things interesting we would set off at 9:30 in the evening of the 12 June and cycle through the night, arriving back at our base in Motala around 10:30 the next morning.
Circa 25,000 riders took part with over 24,000 finishing including Cookie and myself! Rather than write a lot here about the ride and experience, I am just going to share our video story… enjoy!