Report from the back of the pack
Couple of showers before first control ...100k....all good so far
I watched the black clouds over stamford bridge which seemed to be moving away at the same speed as I was approaching.Had a little smile to myself thinking the faster group must really have coped it
Then it hit.....bloody hell.....I didn't know it was monsoon season in Yorkshire
Rode thro' a foot of water in Claxton,crossed a flooded A64 then waded thro' knee deep in Flaxton.The local kids were playing in the jets from the fire engines pumping out the flood.
Eventually made Helmsley ate pie and chips, rang out my socks and carried on.
Rest of the ride was dry and fairly routine.
Arrived back to apple pie and custard
We had wind last year, water this year.......can't wait for next years fire/earth
Sorry to miss crinklylion at SB.........it was under a foot of water so I kept going