It’s still dark as we spin gently down the main Alcudia road to the start of the Mallorca 312 bike race, but the sun is just starting to creep over the horizon. It’s a fairly balmy 14’C.
We see the start, but the front riders look like they claimed their place the night before(!) so we keep riding, 200, 300, 500m more till the end and sneak in through a hedge, with about 3000 riders in front…..
At 7am, we’re off, well, they’re off, it’s another 20 minutes before we move! A good sensible pace through Port d’Alcudia, and the bonus of a stunning sunrise over the bay of Pollensa.