Huff & Puff (not necessarily in that order).

After Saturday’s rain the weather was set fair for this annual event. Despite many riders missing due to the French holiday/challenge and the Coast and Clay sportive we had fifteen Wheelers turn up at Stithians watersports cafe.
I’m afraid to say two other Wheelers, not mentioning any names, failed to support this event and went and did their own thing! I don’t want to go on about this but shame on you. As I said I’m not mentioning names, you know who you are Amanda and Phil 2. Oops!
This year electric assisted bikes entered for the first time including Bob’s trike which I prefer to call a car! It is a powerful beast and so is the trike!
I won’t bore you with the format but the normal shenanigans of working out the pairings took place similar to herding cats on a bad day! Eventually we were ready for the off with the faster riders turning left from the entrance and slower ones to the right, hopefully meeting somewhere on the circuit and returning from whence they came.

 

The 1st pair back together were our esteemed chairman Simon and his partner Bob. Bloody fix I hear you cry! Runners up were Phil 4 and our revered president Mr Don Gunner and in 3rd place Raymond and Barbara. All received prizes of vouchers of various denominations to spend at the cafe.
Next year I’ll be ramping up the prizes to attract more participants. 1st prize will be a weeks stay in Ponsanooth courtesy of Fuller’s Hotels.com and the runners up will get 2 weeks!
We had electric bikes in each of the first 3 places and if the trend for elecricket bikes continues they maybe in a separate section, next year, along with mobility scooters.
I’m afraid health and safety has reared its ugly head and judging by the age and state of some riders we will be having St. Johns ambulance in attendance next year and just in case there will be a hearse on standby!
I look forward to running the Huff and Puff in future as it’s an event any member of club can participate in and with those mind boggling prizes up for grabs I expect a better turnout next year.
Ian

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