22 Aug 2008

From Wednesday evening

Wednesday evening and people are now feeling a little subdued. All the bikes have been cleaned and prepped ready for the morning.
Shortly all riders and support crew will head into town for a well deserved evening meal, apparently their is an award winning fish and chip shop!

Thursday morning sees the riders take on another timed special stage on the Climachx trail. As RAF riders are solo-ists, they have to ride up to the top of the trail and all the way back down again (timed), whereas team riders do a relay. After this the riders get a short rest period before continuing on in the linking stages.
The weather is supposed to be light showers, as yet each 'shower' has been a deluge!