The first race of 2014

We were all super stoked to see that a friend of ours Jon 'Man of' Steel was putting on a January alleycat, as the lack of bike races was getting us down. Living up to his name, the race had the added novelty of being 'steel bikes only', meaning some riders would have to beg & borrow what they could to get steel bikes built for the event. 4pm on a Saturday afternoon after a horrendous storm & we were ready to race. A traditional Le Mans start kicked off the action & then 4 checkpoints were hit up - The Tobacco Factory, Cabot Tower, Bristol Zoo & Clifton Suspension Bridge. My race finished with a downwards Park Street sprint against Luke, Rob & Saturday traffic. First place in the race went to Noddy, second to Django, I scraped 3rd from Rob by about half a wheel, and Lukey P took up 5th place. Big thanks to Jon for the organisation, the trophies & the Roll For The Soul after-antics. Watch this space for more events! Some photos from my phone & the camera of JonXMack follow...