Trying to do this tomorrow. London - Cambridge is an organised ride so I'm not worried about it, but returning to West London (Shepherds Bush) is what I'm concerned about.
My plan for the return route is follow the B1368 to the A1170 (parallel to the A10), head West towards Hatfield and then South on the A1000 towards Hampstead Heath from where I can find my way home. Anyone care to critique my route please?
I've done enough training so the distance is okay. There are feed stations on the way, so nutrition for half the leg is okay too. I'll pack the same amount of food I'd pack for a 100km ride for the return journey, and there are plenty of places we can stop for grub on the way back so we should be ok there too. I'll take 2 inner tubes over the usual 1 and the usual spares (light rain jacket, multitool, tyre levers, pump).
The only thing I am worried about is having a couple of others relying on me to lead them home. I've told them to pack the same spares as me, but is there anything else I could be doing? Never really played ride leader before (apart from leading the missus out!).