It was a day of immense ups and downs in more ways than one for many, as the flinty and gritty nature of the course took its toll, with lots of punctures and brake pad wear causing the outcome of the races to be pretty much last man (or woman) standing!
The event mixed a 4 hour race, the 2 hour race which our team were in, and a fun category for beginners.
The final Copyrite team consisted of (in no particular order) Phil Ford, John Grey, Simon Foxley, Ava Lambert, Paul Lambert, Ollie Ford, Chris Cheney, and Ken Cheney
|L to R: Simon, Paul, Ava, Ollie, Ken, Chris, John, Phil|
|Ken's in high spirits!|
|Phil raring to go!|
|And he's off!|
|closely followed by John. .|
|. . and Paul, biding his time!|
|Simon, obviously not taking things too seriously!|
|Ava, making it look easy!|
|Simon's just seen the size of the hill. .|
|Ollie's playing it cool|
|And Paul looks like he's done this just a few times before. . .|
|Chris is looking determined|
|While Ken is looking very careful!|
|There were plenty of mud baths!|
|And Ollie looks like he's been eating it too!|
|The look on Simon's face says it all. .|
|John's coming in to land|
|Phil looks like he's just realised he got a lot of bike washing to do!|
All in all a great day (and a great mud fest!) was had by everyone.
Incidentally if you like our fantastic team cycling jerseys, they were made to order by Owayo, a custom sports kit supplier, whose customer service turned out to be second to none.
(No Lycra was harmed in the making of this report. . .)