Some great news! With 122km covered and 1,500m climbed, in 5hrs 07 mins I came 6th out of 110 riders and 1st of 14 female riders for the Yorkshire Daffodils Sportive!!
Whilst my back did become painful as the race wore on, it was not unmanageable. I had to conserve energy carefully at the beginning of the race, and my legs were certainly feeling it by the end but they held up well! Thrilled with the result and thank you for setting a programme which I think worked really well for me!
On to the next challenge…