I’m the leader for today’s CycleOut ride today – part of the Bristol Pride celebrations. It’s a gentle 40 or so mile ride ending up at a joint BBQ with the Bristol Bison gay rugby club. It’s going to be very sedate as most of the riders are not used to the long distance riding that me and Mike do. In fact it is too sedate for Mike who has opted instead to go for a ‘fast and furious’ ride with our friend Andy. I’m sure that they’ll ride further and be home well before me! 40 miles will be about a third of an average day on our USA trip – barely warmed up by then.