More on this subject later but I was one of a support crew of two for Roger Clarke who was having a crack at the Tyneside Vagabonds CC record on the 21st and 22nd of July. An Aussie guy I met on the Tour of Ireland and have kept in touch with, Stuart Birnie, was also riding and rode himself into second place with a fabulous ride of 480+ miles, EEK!

I was gathering some video clips of the event snatched between support duties and wanted to catch some video of Stuart at the start which I managed to do and here it is. I didn't see him at the end but I doubt he looked quite as fresh after 480 miles and 24 hours in the saddle! Huge respect.