We were joined for the morning by none other Santa Cruz rider Steve Peat and, after a collection of selection box donations for the Bassetlaw District Hospital Children's Unit (Joe tielressly fund raises for causes he believes in), raffle tickets were handed out in the form of numbered beer bottles and, after a cold weather induced minimum of bike faffing, we set off. Sadly Dickon "the boss" Hepworth couldn't join us after being snowed in up in Leeds. The raffle tickets were something else; using his sign writing business' skills, Joe had printed off some custom Stella Artios labels, including one with my name on it. Genius (and it made me very happy indeed, thanks Joe!)
|Possibly the best raffle ticket in the world?|
Once we were done riding it was time for the raffle, called by the big man himself, who also donated a chunk of the prizes. I was lucky enough to win and poo-pooed the bottle of whisky in favour of a "classic" t-shirt with the "UNT©" logo emblazoned on the front.
|A morning's riding in the wet at |
Cannock Chase... Oops!
|A ride what we did (sic)|
Who would have thought there were hills in the midlands
|My day's work done, what a great way to sign off a year's riding for Santa Cruz, bring on 2012 :-)|
|Could there be a better end of ride trophy and ride memento?|
No? I didn't think so either...