London 3 peaks regular Ian Cleverly is not in buoyant mood int he run up to this year’s race.  In his rouleur magazine blog,

Why the apathy? The most likely explanation/excuse is lack of fitness. The usual routine of taking the whole of August to get racing fit after a summer of relatively leisurely riding went out the window. Holiday, illness, new job, and before you know it, September is here. Playing constant catch-up on the one-and-only training ride with fellow Peak-ers was thoroughly demoralising. My mojo is missing in action.

Ian already seems resigned to a shocker of a ride this year after a summer of poor circumstances.  Come on Ian… pull yer finger out.  Still two training days left 😉