I would just like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part this year, whether you are one of the 364 competitors, one of the 14 organisers or one of the 50 + club volunteers who make this all possible.
As I said at last nights presentation, I might be known as Mr FNSS because I have been in it from the very start, but I reply on all you lot to make it possible.
I need to mention Ian Mansfield for all his incredible work on the computer side, the micro chipped numbers, the results on the web before some of us even get home and he still has time to get to the start line and race.
I need to mention Ann Barnett who without her, many of the races wouldn't have a scribe to write down the race numbers.
I need to mention Gerrard Brooks and Hayley Cobbold who cover the 1st aid MJB First Aid Services
Every year new organisers come forward, new venues are found, new riders discover us, there were even 2 newbies at the handicap race, and it makes it all worth while.
I had 2 riders approach me at the presentation asking about what is involved in organising an event.
What is also nice is many of the events promoted within the series any profits made goes to a local charity.
Borough Hill, Spanhoe, Harrington, Warwick, Airfield Farm Avalanche Adventure & Marston Lodge events and probably some others all gave money to charity totally over £1000 combined.
There is just other thank you and that is to Richard Jones, Laura Tom Wright and Andrew Searcy who got their employer Extra UK - Cycling Brands Distributor involved to sponsor and support this years series with the help of CLIF Bar, nuun hydration, Orange Seal Cycling and Topeak lets hope they like what we do, what we did and what we stand for and will join us again next year.
From the fat balding bloke who likes to shout orders have a great winter and I hope to see you all in May 2018 for our 27th year.
Time for me to ride my bike now.