Thanks to all the brave souls who turned out to the rain that wasn’t forecast , which thankfully cleared up. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves, the feedback seemed positive.
I have enjoyed planning this event although weather conditions have resulted in the planning being a bit later than I wanted and I ended up in a snow storm two weeks ago, you can see the ride on viewranger and some of the clues including a few that I decided against http://my.viewranger.com/track/details/Njc0ODY1MQ==
I still find new locations and things I hadn’t seen before. I had forgotten how undulating the valley was but managed to ride down all of the bridleways I attempted bar one so made that clear to you all. I decided to reduce the area from the last event 4 years ago and looking at the scores I think I got it about right, I haven’t checked if all the controls were visited but I know all the 30 pointers were visited but nobody visited them all. I also took out some controls last week as some of the bridleways were pretty grim. Congratulations to the category winners and commiserations to Ian Nixon who was on for the win but had a series of mechanicals 1 hour 48 minutes in when climbing the hill out of Darley so had to limp back and arrived 32 minutes late. Please could the winners post your routes.
Thanks must go to Bridget my long suffering better half for helping out with Registration along with Simon Coiley and to the Queens Head for excellent facilities, a very cordial welcome, and superb food. They would like us back!