Rather than give you a rider’s view of the event, here’s an event report from Andrew/Harry the Spider, one of the stalwart organisers.
Photos by local snapper Andy Spencer www.andyspencer.net
“We’ll have to get the helicopter…”
My mind stops [PAUSE] my mind starts again. A ####ing helicopter?
There is a man down with a shoulder injury about 200m from where I am stood and somebody is suggesting bringing in a helicopter to get him out. The only place that it can land is in the main field that is currently full of tents and kids on bikes. Luckily the head medic has a more realistic understanding of the situation and says that the casualty will probably be able to walk out after somebody has given him a quick once over, and he is right. Panic over.