I cycled in to Plymouth on NCN2 and found the roads curiously quiet. "Maybe everyone is ahead of me and taking part in the Race?" I thought. I stopped a bike cafe, Rockets and Rascals on the Barbican for a snack break and still everything was quiet. Then I found it, the Race was at the other end of the Barbican with routes around Plymouth's spectacular waterfront and Hoe. There were seemingly thousands of people both taking part and watching.
My picture is taken with The Citadel on the right. I want to say well done to the City of Plymouth and Cancer Research UK for organising this.
My criticism of the event concerns travelling there. The start is on National Cycle Route 27, a major route in Devon used by many people and one would think that Cancer Research UK directions would include cycling. But it unhelpfully excludes this, instead asking people to come by bus, train or car share. The only method of travelling known to promote health is yet again excluded. This is a shame on such an otherwise good day.