It’s hard to explain just how helpful it is to know someone is following my progress (or sometimes, the lack of it!). All activities that last for several hours will have spots that are more challenging/boring/depressing/”how am I ever going to finish this” or cold/wet/windy – and cycling for 70 – 100 miles (for me that’s 5 – 7 hours, sometimes more) will certainly have a few. Knowing you are “watching” will make a difference and help me pedal through those spots!
Please let me know in advance if you want to follow me, I will set up my bike computer so you should receive an email when I start – it will have a link that should show you my planned route as well as where I am on that route.
Each major event I plan to ride will normally include a map of the route, including an elevation plan which will show something of the hills!