A surreal experience

It might sound like one of those exaggerated stories someone tells you and then you retell it adding a few more twists to it but this is truly how we spent our Saturday. Having donned a skin suit that made us look 'near naked' we joined a group of similarly attired fellow riders for a photo call on The Mall. Having rode out of London following last years Men's Olympic Road Race route in our naked persona much to the delight of busy shoppers and tourists alike, we were greeted with lots of wolf whistles, hoots, cheering and smiles! The weather was kind to us. The sun shone on Box Hill, but we did have hail in Richmond Park on the way back. Thoughts of Cancellera's 'off' at the roundabout slowed us all down and got us back safely.

The serious side of the 72-mile ride was to raise awareness of male cancer. If you fancy getting involved in a ride out details can be found at www.ballsoutchallenge.org.