Posts tagged: james cracknell

And today’s special guest… the rain

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After 4 days of exceptional weather it was always going to start raining at some point. Around midnight on Day 5 it began.  The tents were hammered by rain throughout the night making sleeping harder and when the sun limped into the sky it illuminated a very soggy group of riders huddled under cover in Haydock. Read More…

Storey time in the Midlands

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Day 4 is traditionally when the grind of repeated 100 mile plus days begins to tell on the riders. The early enthusiasm is replaced by a stoic determination as the legs remind you that you’ve ridden hundreds of miles already, but your head reminds you that it isn’t even half way yet! However, we were helped out when the forecast heavy rain was conspicuously absent and the camp rose to another glorious morning of sunshine and pink tinged clouds. Read More…

City 250 Challenge and Deloitte RAB… on horseback?

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Well now, I must tell you of a funny interaction between our local farmer and my wife this week on the back roads of Inkpen village. Loaded up with Mack minor, Mack major and Mack minimus, Mrs M was on the school run in the Deloitte branded family car. To her shock the farmer pulled her over and enquired when the ride started… September she replied… Read More…

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