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" So after the cake eating it was time to get back on the bike. Much harder than you would think maybe due to the cake and starting running and the gym at the same time. But I did manage, in the first week back, to do the last 30 minutes of a 2hour ride with a 180bpm heart rate thanks to Bradley (Aforementioned motorbike rider) putting me in a hurt locker. Gotta love being unfit. Bradley has since been repaid so fear not friends equilibrium is restored in the world again.

As I don’t like to stay in one place for longer than 56 hours we headed off to Limoux in the South of France for the Matrix Fitness – Prendas team training camp, which I managed to tag along with, perks of being married to the team director. It has to be one of my favourite places to train. It’s so pretty, you can ride for hours without seeing a car and the weather is always warm and sunny. This year being no exception, with the first 5 days reaching 24°c. I may have become addicted to a sweet champagne style wine called Blanquette, however if rumours are true Phillip Gilbert doesn’t mind champagne after training. If it’s good enough for him…… ”

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Helen Wyman | Back In The Office | Cyclingnews.com

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