Was my first ride, had a brilliant time. Didn't leave london fields till about half nine - faffing around taping lights onto my partners bike. Seemed to be behind the weather the whole way, saw some spectacular lightning ahead at a few points, but luckily never got caught in the rain. Managed 15.1mph average.
Thanks to the guy with the route notes at the start and thanks to all the pubs open along the way. That halfway burger went down a treat.