Some photos I took of the podium presentation are here. After riding every event since 1995, I finally stopped around long enough to watch the presentation!

It was all worth it really – I’ll try my best to stay behind for it next year, but I did think, with all the travelling that people need to do, that there was no real reason it needed to be 6 hrs and 15 minutes after the start. I understand the need for most riders to be there if they want to be, but it’s a hell of a wait about for some others, meaning that a good few had cleared off.