Just a quick update on the course conditions for tomorrow. When we last pre rode the route two weeks ago, the offroad sections included plenty of classic ‘cross slip, slide and spatter. It was a very different picture setting out the course markers today though. A couple of dry weeks and a noticeable dip in temperature (boy, it was a cold ride today!) have drained and frozen the route into something fast, firm and flowing, with little real mud on show!

Sunday is forecast to to be a couple of degrees warmer than today, which might loosen up a couple of stretches, but all in all we’re expecting pretty good going for the day.

We’re off to get ourselves into a zen-like state of readiness now (or maybe get a takeaway), so enjoy your pre ride meal and relaxation, and we’ll see you all in the morning.