After two ‘never again’s (2004 and 2008) Richard Roberts of Clwb Beicio’r Bala tried again this year and got round in a very respectable 4:32.
Wonderfully amusing blog of his re-return here
I’m seeing lots of mechanicals and punctures all around. I get off the bike and run down to the top section of the steps with the big water bars – I’ve punctured there before and I wasn’t going to let that happen again. So there’s a man covered pretty much head to foot in black Pennine mud, wearing inappropriate footwear, running down a mountain with a bike on his back – and there’s a lot of bewildered looking walkers very politely/nervously waving me through. I can’t think what the average punter must m