I managed to get around a 13-mile cycle-path circuit of my nearest town today. It was my first 2hr weekend ride on the Sofa to 50k. I have done it many times on my electric bike but this is the first time I have ever ridden around it unpowered, and without pushing up a single hill. Whenever there were people there when I had to go up the hills (I get really self-conscious when that happens, as it's not a pretty sight) I exaggerated my gasps and groans for comic effect. I even got a cheer from one lot. Oh and I managed to eat and drink properly all the way round like it said on the training plan. One calorie calculator said I burned just over 1,000 kcals, while another said 2,000. It was probably a lot anyway. Cream-crackered but very happy.