30 May UKMFTS 600 Day 7 – BRNC Dartmouth to Lizard Point
The final day held much anticipation for the team – it would be the longest day in the saddle, include the most climbing and would, of course, mark the end of the ride. Setting off from BRNC Dartmouth under fog and rain gave an ominous start to the day, but as the team settled into a rhythm of long climbs and fast descents, the miles began to tick away. Heavy clouds and headwinds persisted once the fog had disappeared but the team worked well and took turns on the front of the group offering shelter to the remaining three. Whilst reaching RNAS Culdrose was a welcome milestone it was somewhat of a false summit as a cheeky 10 mile ride to Lizard Point down narrow Cornish lanes remained. Once there, a mixture of elation and exhaustion marked the end of an epic journey for the UKMFTS 600 team. The ride fully embraced the partnering and collaborative nature of UKMFTS, bringing each aspect of the partnership closer together with this shared experience. Today’s ride covered 114 miles, up 2,750m and took 7 hours 21 minutes, bringing the overall total for the entire ride to 670 miles, up 11,708m and 39 hours 35 minutes. Well done to all the UKMFTS 600 team on an incredible achievement!
The UKMFTS 600 team ride through Cornwall under a heavy skyThe UKMFTS 600 team reach Lizard Point