This weekend saw the inaugural Punk Bike Enduro UK, organised by Jon Bateman and hosted at Jon and Ju’s house in North Yorkshire.
Friday saw a 6 hour drive up in bad weather with Gary, we finally arrived at 22:30, the first beer only lasted 5 minutes. Steady drinking saw us through until 3am when sleep finally took over.
Saturday was the main event, a ride around Dalby Forest, complete with challenges, and beer. After 6 hours of riding, and events including trackstands, DH time trials, hill climbs, tricky descents, races, and plenty of beer drinking, we were ready to declare the winners.
In first places was everyone, we were all winners, Tom Levell was an extra-special winner as he did the entire ride with a Bob trailer full of beer and cake. Even with that, he still came 3rd in the downhill race.
The winners in full:
1: Andy Armstrong
1: Craig Woodhouse
1: Dave Anderson
1: Gary Hill
1: Jon Bateman
1: Jon Woodhouse
1: Matt Booth
1: Rich Wood
1: Simon Barnes
1: Steve Makin
1: Tom Levell
Also present were Sara, Debs and Jools, Becca, and Ju, although they didn’t ride on the Saturday.
Saturday night consisted mainly of curry and beer. No bad thing really.
Sunday was meant to be a long ride up on the moors, I declined to take part as I was a bit stiff from Saturdays riding, and didn’t fancy a long ride before the 270 mile drive home. However due to excessive faffing, and people getting lost, the ride ended up being a couple of shorter loops. It sounds like I missed out on a fun day. The drive home was uneventful, and thankfully 90 minutes quicker than the drive up.
Thanks to Jon and Ju for organising everything, and keeping us fed for the weekend. Same again next year?