The Trafalgar Way is a new event in the cycling calendar, following the historical route taken by a rider on horseback carrying news of the Battle of Trafalgar from Falmouth to Admiralty House in London. He rode the 500km distance in 36 hours. A small team of riders and press were going to attempt it in 24 hours on bikes. I would be following in a car with a camera.
I put my camera down in Malta a few hours before my flight back to London. Arriving in London just before midnight, I jumped in a car with Richard from rb-create and we drove down to Falmouth overnight, sharing the driving, arriving bleary-eyed at 7am, already having gone without sleep for 24 hours!
The event was incredible – most of the riders were riding stages, but there was one who rode the whole way. The weather didn’t exactly play ball – immensely strong winds and a fair amount of rain made riding (and filming!) challenging. The riders did phenomenally well, and we captured lots of great footage. The following day I slept for 18 hours!
For more information see ridethetrafalgarway.com.