Circling above Heathrow - the weather was beautiful at 10,000 feet.
Home for a week.
Home away from home.
Alex running the show.
Start line. Day 1.
Heather, sheep and a view.
Fi and Andy.
Peter and Stijn, the Belgian boys with everything Oregon.
Lots of slogging through grass.
More pasture riding.
Alex and Jon talk to Scott.
Heckletron 3000 + Land Rover.... The proud owner in the driver's seat. He had just finished polishing the steering wheel. Seriously.
The town of Clun.
One of many hike-a-bikes.
Typical pasture riding. Soggy, wet grass + and sheep shit... Add in a little mud and ruts and you have the best of the best.
Day 3 was a tough one. Rain, wind, wet.
Richard, Matt, Mickey, and Nick.
Weather turns for the better.
But the ground is still soaked. Jonathan drains his shoes.
Gary, Andy, Matt, Fi, and Alex. And the cutest puppy of all time.
Matt and the puppy.
Harnessing the power of the White Hand Of Saron.
More wet. And Jon's Lynskey that got me through the last 2 stages after my bike broke.
Mud + Flat fix.
Typical look after a day of Welsh riding.
Ajay, Matt, and Matt on the Men's Podium. Two Pros and a Singlespeeder with Flat Pedals.
Veteran Men's Podium. Andy on the left tried without luck to help me fix my broken bike.
Andy wins the Kitchen sink for packing the most stuff for the race.
Punting on the Isis (aka the River Thames).
Alex and Cat - gracious hosts.