The guys were joined by 2 friends Bill Elliott and Dave Walker to make up a team of four.
You can get a flavour of the event from last years BHF video below.
John had this to say on Facebook - "Myself, Dave Walker, Philip Ford and Bill Elliot left London yesterday morning at 8:00 am along with 3,000 other riders. We stuck together for about 20 Miles then got separated at a bottle neck and Phil and Bill went on ahead. Dave and I settled into a rhythm and eventually stopped for lunch and a comfort break at 53 miles. After about an hour we continued and finished at about 4:00 pm joining Phil and Bill, who had not stopped for a rest, in The Alibi on the sea front for a well deserved Beer.
Stats for the day from Dave's Cycle Computer.
Total Distance Ridden 77.95 miles - Total Time In The Saddle 6 hours 52 minutes
- Average Speed 11.35 MPH"
Some pictures of the event below
|John and Dave at the start (looking clean!)|
|lunch at 53 miles (obviously taking it far too easy!)|
|Phil and Bill at the finish - ready for a pint!|
|well deserved medal guys!|
The British Heart Foundation has always been an important charity for John especially as his son was born with a congenital heart condition which needed a life saving operation at 3 days old.
If you would like to support the charity you can still sponsor the guys on the fundraising page