This event last year was my first cycle race of any description and its uniqueness - that it sees mountain bikes, cyclocross bikes fat bikes and everything else in-between race together, over the same course with relative parity - that made me take that plunge into racing.
Those post NYE minutes we all spent getting our entries in paid dividends as this years event was just as much fun as last years. Sure all our results didn’t quite live up to our positions last year, but the event from its 1st to 2nd running has moved on so much and can now genuinely be seen as a significant win in any riders palmares. Im already looking forward to next years event which has been penciled in for March 20th 2016. For me, its now back to racing Mud Sweat and Gears at Round 3 on the 10th May.