I cycled 75 miles (out of a possible 100) on Saturday, camped overnight at Windsor Racecourse, then got up early and cycled 88 miles (out of a possible 88) on Sunday. That's a grand total of 163 miles (262km) and 16 hours in the saddle — no wonder my rear end was sore!
I can honestly say it was the hardest — and possibly loneliest — thing I've ever done, but I got there in the end and I'm ever so grateful to everyone's support, especially those who egged me on via Twitter and Instagram over the weekend whenever I tweeted or posted a picture online.
Thanks, too, to everyone who made a donation to Arthritis Research UK via my fund-raising page — your generosity really warmed my heart. So far the tally stands at £275 (or £336.25 if you include Gift Aid). The page will remain open for another month if you'd like to contribute.
In the meantime, I'm still in recovery mode but hope to resume the usual Reading Matters schedule in the next few days — you have no idea how many book reviews I have to write!