Video diary: Riding my first 24 hour mountain bike race

 At the finish line of Longest Day, Longest Ride

At the finish line of Longest Day, Longest Ride

Last month I competed in Longest Day, Longest Ride, a 24 hour endurance mountain bike race on the Isle of Man.

There were a few concerns at the top of my mind: I was on a borrowed bike, riding against some of the country's best MTB riders, and had done zero training. 

Slow and steady was the order of the day (all 24 hours of it), and somehow I managed sixth place in the ladies, having completed 29 laps, and 87 miles.

Here's a video diary I made along the way.