That was quite a change from last year. Cold, wet and windy instead of a heatwave. Congratulations to everyone for finishing safely – and still smiling. Well done to Graham Tibbot for clearing the course with 40 minutes to spare ahead of David & Mark who didn’t quite manage it. There were lost of high scores with plenty of riders over 400 points. All the results are here
The Yorkshire Dales are stunning but I’m not sure how much the riders were able to appreciate the views. Most riders went around the course clockwise heading up to the iconic Ribblehead Viaduct which was just about visible in the low cloud and driving rain. They then had to weave through the Three Peak walkers before heading down the excellent Pennine Bridleway before deciding how many controls they could visit in the Wenning valley and in which order. It was just head down and try to keep going but at least they knew that Seasons Bakery was there at the finish.
Thanks to the control collectors who made it possible for me to get home by 6.00 – Alex Pilkington, Mick Connor, Sheila Pearce, Tim Evans, Ed Oliver-Evans, Graham Tibbot. Unfortunately, #17 was stolen but at least it was after everyone had visited.
Our next event is at Boltby & Silton Forest on Saturday June 22nd – enter online now. Conrad & Jill Ellison have planned an excellent course so hope you can make it.