after a few days to ponder,it,s time to write a bit.this was my first HONC a i cannot say i really enjoyed it. bottleneck climbs and plenty of mud.it was nice to see some old faces again.i did the 100km , but after 35 km there was only me left of the starting group.daj had vanished,theredchilli had spat his dummy out and gone home leaving just the guv,nor on a modern crosser ( try harder john, you let yourself and family down )i think i was the only retrobiker to do 100km on a 26 " wheel bike. and a couple of points
1, where them bannana,s really green at the feed stop ?
2,was the hill straight after the feed bloody long ?
3 at the last check the marshal gave me a energy bar.but pineapple and cinamon...really what nobhead thought up that flavour? it went straight over the nearest hedge
4 cotswold mud suck,s , even when you walk in it
Matt, all I can say is sorry.