I entered it as a race, it said it was a race. I had trained for it, I did nowt the two days before on the bike so I was fresh. I set off like it was a race (anyone in the 9.25 am start wave see my greyhound out of the trap start to confirm?) Got 41.4mph downhill on a xc gheyboi bike, thought it was good course, did not finish though as my spandex was not warm enough, will try and WIN IT next year.
I got three KOM Strava uphill segments on the route as I use this for training and looking back at the stats.
I also race on the road with BC+LVRC, TT's and BCF XC races.
I also live on the door step of Rivington and organise un official XC knarlfest races round there with my mates (This is the how MTB all started "back in the day ya know") PM if you fancy a burn up around this area (dropper post/body armour/45 litre ruck sac riders need not apply)
BTW Waste of time this thread.