I think that the Darwin effect could come into play for those trying to break 50mph down the Sudeley Hill. The surface is treacherous at the best of times with regular surface water and rubbish washed across from the fields and driveways. In addition, there are mixed cambers, light/shade changes and many of the cars that come up stray due to the lack of lane marking.
I think I clocked 36mph down that road and 47 down Snowshill. More than enough for me. I tend to concentrate on going up hills fast rather than down them
Great ride all round, funny that the memorable bits are the ones where we all suffered...like going up Dovers in that mini-storm, getting back on the bikes after the cafe stop (god, that wind was biting) and then the fun and games battling the elements to get across to the Broadway tower. I think one of fav bits though involved no suffering but was when 'Power thighs' Guvnor pushed his back wheel out on that short sharp hill in the woods and brought about 4 others to a complete stop. Marvellous
Great big thanks to Dave and Claire.