Playing with Garmin VIRB video editor

I went for a ride today from flat back to my parents place in Surrey via a few hills. I decided to test out my new action cam mounted on the handlebars and was also playing with the Garmin VIRB Edit video editing software where you can overlay the GPX track of the route onto the video. I haven’t been that adventurous with the overlays yet but the default one seems quite good and has all the main details.

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RideLondon 2017

I was lucky enough to get a place in the ballot for the 100mile RideLondon event this year, this is a closed road sportive following a similar route to the 2012 London Olympic cycle route. Around 30,000 people can take part with both a 100mile and 46 mile route on offer this year. A ballot is run to get places and these are randomly allocated, it is also possible to enter through a charity if you agree to raise a minimum amount. I assume that the charities have to pay a lot for these places but this seems like a similar method to what they use for the marathon events too. This event is actually organised by the same company who run the London Marathon so they have a lot of experience in big events.

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