By Adrian Spender

I took part in the 160km Ride With Brad Sportive (formerly known as the Bowland Beast or Pendle Pedal) yesterday. It was a really well run even with the bonus of seeing the man himself out on the road. The course was punishing with over 3000m of climbing, coupled with constant rain for the last 50 miles which made the descents quite sketchy. To quote Brad himself: "I didn't realise how tough it was. The last twenty miles were brutal!"