Kendal’s Matt Brown would have had a tilt at Shaggy’s singlespeed record of 3:41 this year, but it wasn’t a year for records.

“After the pain of Simon fell, the wind hit. Getting a little flatter, some sections were ridable. If riding, you had to struggle to stay straight. If not riding, you had to stop your back wheel from flying away. It was very windy.”

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