John Leitch helped to ensure that there were plenty of Raiders with parents - with many very young folk enduring some mighty strong block headwinds to do their parents proud. We also had Tom out in the ancient Redhill kit - see the photo - Charl not riding but helping out until frostbite set in... there was Johnny H, Nick C, Neil and son, the Nunneys and lots more.
So, the first lap... OK but strong headwind in places. The second lap "that looks like rain... my the wind has really got up... it's gone a bit dark...". The third and fourth laps, "Save yourselves... a plague of locusts is rising from the flood... or at least it looks like that but I can't see anything because it's too dark and my fingers are too cold to get my glasses out."
However, RCC riders and Raiders are always able to take positives from the most inclement of weathers. People went home swearing they'd be back.
Thanks to all... particularly the kids!