Its in the rules of the cyclocross racing that you can have support. Its a hard race and its nice to have a word of encouragement at some point. For what its worth my support cycled between check points this year.
A really old fleece or some cheapo arm warmers that you can just throw to one side and not care about
… along with all empty gel sachets, bottles and other stuff that people seem to feel they can leave behind on the hills. It was worse this year than before.
I did 4:38 this year but had to stop with cramp on Pen y ghent.
heebyjeeby, If you are going to stick to one location the best place to watch it would be on the lane from Horton in Ribblesdale up to Pen y ghent because the race goes up and down the same way. It has the best atmosphere.
thewilllnton, leaving a bag or box somewhere there with a label saying it is for race day is the best you can do. There are lots of little caves at Ribblehead but personally I wouldn’t want to go caving at that stage of the race. A hiding place in the wall on the road to Pen y ghent might be better.
Was in the Basque Country, northern Spain, seeing the in laws and went out for a ride with some friends. They are pretty fast and I spent the first hour trying to keep breakfast down and remembering to breath. But something about the trails kept nagging at my mind and eventually I realised what it was…. dust!