Reporter: Catherine Jones
Twenty eight, yes twenty eight, Nomads braved the aftermath of Storm Doris and rode the Wattbike No Excuses sportive on 26 February. Members took on both the Epic 82 miles and the not-to-be-sniffed-at Standard 54 miles.
However, windy conditions, punctures and several feed stops resulted in a number of excuses being volunteered. Amongst these were:
“I had to hold the Captain’s bike up while he fixed a puncture”
“Multiple punctures and cramps”
“Too many cake stops”
“I filled my pockets at each feed stop”
“Too long at the feed stations”
“I added about 2 miles by missing that sharp turn…”
“A catastrophic old school bonk”
We came away with a clutch of fantastic performances (see table). A special mention to John Curtin and Steve Stanbury who were back out on their bikes after nasty falls. Chapeau!
The results will go towards the HNCC Sportive Trophy 2017.