The Countess of Wessex sets off on day five of her Diamond Challenge bike ride
(photo The Royal Family Twitter)
Day five of the Countess of Wessex's bike ride from Edinburgh to London was all rather sedate and low key. Sophie ate up the miles, ate no cake on camera (it's time to let that dream go) and got to her overnight stop in time to watch Strictly. The woman is a marvel.
The bike ride, which started outside Holyrood Palace on Monday and which will come to an end outside Buckingham Palace on Sunday, has had some pretty tough moments including day two which was filled with hills. Day five was all about the rather lower landscape of Lincolnshire with Sophie covering fifty miles and staying well on target to complete her 436 tour in seven days.