After some debate about where to start (no thanks to Mr Hull) we agreed in order to prevent a(nother) tantrum to start at Top car park Tollymore . Big Dave was to be guide along with ace cyclist Tomek Michalski (aka Tom ) . This left The Horse demoted to sweeper from his usual place at the head of the field but he took it in reasonable spirit . The Hound was sadly missed and our thoughts are with him as he struggles through a really bad tickly cough , get well soon Les .
Rowan had a poor start with a mechanical and had to retire .The bike formerly known as ” the best bike in the world” is now lying in a heap on a hillside in Burren soon to be replaced with the next best bike in the world which he has been mumbling about anyway .
Cormac managed an early comeback and the lack of appendix does not seem to have slowed him down ,I suspect he had something performance enhancing implanted in its place.