These quotes are from the Malham Challenge thread this evening. They seem to show a lot of people who don't realise that, not only is it illegal and unsociable to race on bridleways, but that's not what these events are for. Or is it just me?
"Still took some 4th and 5th overalls on Strava though so not a wasted day, with good weather it would be a nice fast race."
"Yeh, wanted a result in that race, ended up with my head falling off up that bleak moor due to the weather being so shite and two wrong turns. Another time maybe...."
"they should have posted the map on the website pre race (if they didn't plan to put many marshals out), signage was very poor too."
Surely it couldn't have been a race, what with being organised on bridleways and all? Perhaps I'm the only person who views these challenge events as a chance to wander around a bit of unfamiliar countryside with likeminded people, marshalls and medical backup and to stop for Haribo and a chat, often with a nice view. Or is it the same situation as the Strava lot who are currently digging shortcuts through all the corners of my local descents so that they can keep up with the actual fast riders...