Di2 battery fail ride. Should have been an easy ride but first front mech stopped, then rear one, leaving me in bottom gear.


I’d arranged with Nic to go out on a steady ride today as I have the Wiggle Cotswold Sportive tomorrow and know that’s going to be a tough ride.

I drove over to her house as I did not need any extra miles today. We decided to do the flattish 30ish mile route to Stanton upon Hine Heath and back.


A really nice ride apart from my di2 battery started to run out of charge (I’d grabbed the Scott bike this morning without checking the di2 battery level!). First, the front mech stopped working and then just after Cheswardine the rear mech stopped working too.

I was stuck in the very lowest gear which was usable on inclines but totally useless on the flat and downhill. Nice ended up very kindly pushing me all the way from Goldstone Hall back to Hinstock.

Route: click here