Well done to the West Midlands team, and well done to Dave and Adrian (heros the pair of them).
I don't know how the team did, last time I looked we were 16th, but managed several more laps after that.
We did not beat the South West Team, but that is manily because we did not use modern bikes (oh yes they did
The team did a FANTASTIC job, adding laps where required, making sure the next rider due up was woken in good time (nice idea Rupe), and generally giving their all.
Special thanks to Dave for becoming Adrian, although it was a rubbish impersonation and needs much work, which is best done by attending a lot more West Midlands rides.
Official mascot was Rupe's dog, who is several thousand doggie years old and as cool as you like, plus he looks like a tamed wolf.
Tremendous effort by every rider, whatever the result.
Are you all free next year?
As for Dave an Adrian; well RESPECT.
I saw Dave at one point and he bore a closer resemblance to cousin Fester than is healthy for any live human being.
Both of them rode for the whole 24 hours allowing for a quick bite to eat and in Adrian's case, multiple bike changes, and regardless of the number of laps they completed, the course was hard enough to have brought lesser men to tears, just at the thought of one hour in its company let alone twenty four of the buggers. Just an amazing effort.
So, a brilliant weekend of cycling, banter, camaraderie and sleep deprivation all round.
And as I have not slept sine 5.30am Saturday morning, I am now I'm off to become a cheese, as I believe my cylinder is completely bamboozled.
"Try not to punch any clowns"