Words: Ian Lean
Photos: Simon Nieborak and Ian Lean
The morning of race day was like we hadn’t left from the day before, rain and heavy clouds greeted riders again for the second day running. When the uplift opened at 8.30am you could tell riders were reluctant to leave the coziness of their campers and motorhomes; only a handful of eager young guns frothing for another day on the hill fronted the queue.
We all thought the Met Office was lying to us (again) with what was meant to be overcast conditions with occasional sunny spells! But roughly about 10am, when we all thought we were in for another soggy day a big yellow thing in the sky decided to make an appearance (even if it was only briefly)! From there on in it stayed mostly cloudy but dry. Hooray!