We caught the 8am ferry from Portsmouth Harbour to Fishbourne, it was such a shame it was raining, but we all made the best of it.
Caroline, Claire, Elise, Nikki and Angie (left to right)
From left to right...Felicity, Steph, Caroline and Elise...and I think that's Nikki on the right.
There were two options, 100k and 55k and as I was getting used to my lovely new bike ...below(thanks to Malc!) I chose the 55k (34 miles) clockwise route.
We started at Fishbourne, to Wootton, Bembridge, Alverstone and this is where a few of us continued along the 55k route, to Newport, East Cowes back to Wootton and Fishbourne.
The day was hugely supported, long queues for the ferry, but coming back there was hardly a bike to be seen. There was a great atmosphere and I think everone enjoyed the day.
For next year...have the ticket posted to you and not pre-pay online as you still have to queue up to collect the ticket along with the poeple who haven't bought their ticket!