After 429 miles, it was time for an active recovery day in the saddle. Taking in the Mendips and crossing into Somerset, the UKMFTS 600 team made steady progress up Burrington Combe and down Cheddar Gorge on their fifth day. Having dealt with temperatures increasing to 28.C over the past few days, today’s thunderstorms and headwind certainly made a change from the norm! Nevertheless, teamwork and perseverance were the mantra for the day and good time was made to the overnight stop at Bridgewater. All good preparation for tomorrow’s leg down to BRNC Dartmouth on the south coast, ramping up the distance prior to the biggest ride on our final day. Today’s short hop was 48 miles, up 890m and took 3 hours 4 minutes, nudging the overall total to 477 miles, 7,374m and 27 hours 33 minutes.

UKMFTS 600 riders climbing in Somerset

The UKMFTS 600 team climb Burrington Combe in Somerset

UKMFTS 600 riders making headway on the straights

The Affinity riders enjoying some flatter roads between climbingThe sun sets in SomersetThe sun sets in Somerset after a successful recovery day on the bike