The Road Elite performed impeccably, I know sportives are not a race! but I rolled in 15th place out of over 700 other riders and still felt good at the end.
Conditions were quite changeable with extremely slippery road and where others were sliding off and picking up punctures the Road Elite didn't miss a beat.
Anyone that has owned a titanium frame will tell you of the almost mystical powers of the of the material to insulate you from the road and the Road Elite is no exception. Although my legs were starting to feel a bit tired towards the end my shoulders and back did not ache at all.
I must thank the Essex Road cycling club for putting on a great event and the Marshals for standing out in the rain.