Great ride report Andrew! I can't get the pictures - because I'm not on Facebook??
My photos are ready: Photos
I'm home alone tonight, so will make progress on my ride report.
Great pics, well done but above all else, I am delighted for you and everyone else who achieved this SR series m'dear.
It is a series with a fearful reputation but I think that detracts from the experience that awaits anyone who is wired-up to appreciate it. In short, anyone who can ride a bike can have a crack at it but it takes a different person to actually enjoy
the series and what you have achieved will take a long time to both forget and to eclispe.
As for being tough, I reckon 'tough' is a word that does not do the series justice. I suggest the Wessex SR requires a level of determination
to unlock an experience of pleasure and camaradie; contrasted (at times) with feelings that are a mixture of pain/exhaustion and solitude that are all too tricky for me to try and capture in words.
It is one SR definitely worth doing (for a variety of reasons) and the only set of rides I have repeated and really enjoyed although I am sure you can appreciate that having done it the once does not mean that victory is assured the next time. Still, once the collar bone has healed, I shall be following your tyre tracks.