The final round of the Willesden SR series started this morning at 6am from Waltham Abbey. The fearsome 600km route known as the “Beast from the East” will take the 62 starters down to Taunton via Princes Risborough, Hungerford and Warminster.
Tracey and Diane Horsman will be waiting at the top of Streetley hill to provide the riders with a breakfast boost. Sleeping and feeding facilities have been laid on at Yeovil and will be manned by the crack Willesden Catering Corp.
The riders have until 10pm Sunday night to finish the course. So think of them as you go to your cosy bed this evening.
Organiser Mark Brooking briefing the riders at the start
Willesden Riders, Mike, Steve, Cliff and Tim elect to let the rest have a head start.
L to R. Mike, Paul Stuart, Steve and Darlene Rini just before the 6am start