We liked that drop so much we rode it a couple of times! I guess that’s one of the advantages of messing about at the start of the race and then being stuck at the back of the field.


And then we met some nice Victorian ladies who gave us Pimms from their lovely jug.


After riding all the technical features on the course, Nial won the drinking competition to take the fantastic prize of a Singular Cycles Hummingbird frame and fork. Good lad.

Photos by Dave Anderson who did a great job of apprenticing Nial as a bike hider. The results below speak for themselves as does Nial’s cheeky grin.