HONC is a 50k or 100k off road endurance bike ride around the hills of Winchcombe, Cheltenham and the Cotswolds. More information can be found on the website here: http://www.honc.org.uk/
It's hilly muddy, wet and hilly. Did I mention the hills ? A lot of it is on track lanes with high hedges at the side stop a lot of amazing panorama shots, so it's a devil of a job to catch the action in the mud and water along the ride without getting run over.
So for those of you of a cycling mind but with a road bike - then you might like this one next Sunday - over near the Chilterns : http://bit.ly/Chilterns-dipper-sportive-entry-2012
|The youth of today never had it so good|
|Up that last climb to the top|
|All the way from Essex for the day, special gloves too.|
|Mud, lots of it. Not good for cameras, but fun for bikes|
|release cleats !, release cleats! oops.|
|You stay cleaner the faster you go|
|Support throughout the course|
|Over the years this tree has been grown specially to hide people taking the bridge instead of the water|
|The water is far far more fun|
Until next time, enjoy the gallery !