It was a great ride. I believe 270 entrants and 249 starters and 5836 full English breakfasts served by the sea. I introduced my friend to the world of longer rides so we took our time and enjoyed ourselves. No speed indeed on his Thorn Sterling, but he was comfy and had a good ride. Proper fat rain coming down Cheddar Gorge so I stayed cold for a while but the mist across the levels was beautiful. Minimum temperature of 5'c Max 17'c which over the night averaged out to 7'c. I don't think I was the only one under dressed. High Ham was feeling spikey but I really got into a groove getting up the Blackdown Hills. The tea stops and especially the hot food stop completely broke any Audax comforts. It was genuine 5 star stuff. The volunteers should take a huge clap. Glad I got the bus/trailer back home. Thanks Chris & Jase. Thank you Dave Atkinson for a great event. You did yourself proud.