Race Report: Fiona Dowthwaite

Event: May Flyer
Date: 12th May 2024

The May Flyer is always such a well-run, relaxed sportive, set in the Surrey Hills, and as usual, we had a good Viceroys presence.

There were 2 distances to choose from – 90k with 1100m of climbing or 162k with 1900m of climbing. Too much climbing, and way too much climbing in my book….but to the hills we went!

Our merry band of Pinks all rode together at a fairly punchy pace for about 40k until the riders doing the shorter course did a left turn and the crazy hillbillies continued on for more punishment.

Having got Staples and Pitch ticked off, we stopped for a refuel and were serenaded by musicians and replenished with homemade sandwiches and cakes at the lunch stop. That all got a big thumbs up from us!

More undulating terrain and the last big bad boy Coombe to climb with tired legs.

Back to Cobham we went and the short cycle home to complete a very enjoyable day.