Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Day 2 at Cycling Espania near Jerez

After waking up late for breakfast (we blamed the time difference) we were presented with yet another fabulous array of food from our hosts at Cycling Espania. Although we sat out it was chilly and the clouds looked a bit ominous. With a 4-5hr day ahead of us we were just hoping the rain held off but true to this part of the world the clouds blew away and the sun was shining in no time.

Very quickly we realised the wind in this region of Spain was going to make training tough and after 2.5hrs pushing into a head wind with a couple of climbs we welcomed the lunch stop. The local lunch speciality seems to be a Spanish omelet sandwich which, I believe, is about as perfect as you can get for a mid-ride meal :-)

The route home was a fast descent followed by around 15miles of flat fast road with a tailwind! Perfect to get out legs moving again. Natalie and Lou headed off to do an extra hour accidentally taking the key to our villa which left Phoebe, Emily and I no choice but to spin down to the beach for chocolate 'recovery' milkshakes and a spot of kite surfer watching in the sun... How traumatic

After spending some time in the pool (ice bath) our awesome host Steve and his lovely girlfriend Layla brought over some home made prawn crackers, spring rolls and Bombay mix which went down beautifully with the delicious chilli expertly made by Lou... Now, to bed!

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