Just did my first long distance ride and it was fab. Rode 12k up some steep hills. Bike kept a steady 37kph all the way. Spent a few hours doing a lifeguard test then rode home in a pretty decent head wind another 12k. Didn’t even dent the charge and the long downhills were fun as were the two motorway junctions I had to negotiate around both ways. (I was riding parallel to the M4 not on it!). Oh yes, being mobile again is fantastic.
I did get burned up on the straight by a triathlete on his road bike who pulled parallel for a chat – turned out to be a guy I know!