Fell of the Ashdown 2014.
Why was the Hell of the Ashdown allowed to start at 8am this morning? The conditions were lethal at that time. It was dangerous to walk a bike never mind try and ride one over some of the early miles. Packed it in after 30 minutes riding/pushing and then crashed at Knockoult trying to get back to the start on another treacherous shaded lane. It's not good enough to have a few old duffers waving red flags and saying 'Watch out it's slippery' or that 'it will be fine in an hour.' Why was there no alternative ice free route. Why wasn't the event held back till conditions were safe. Nothing was said when I left at 8am. No briefing at all. Shambolic. Never again.