Midnight Manoeuvres

1 March, 2013 at 22:00

February 28th at midnight is when the Mountain Mayhem 24 hour Endurance Event entry goes live. This year, Chase Trails are entering a team of four – “The Trolls” and Ian is entering as a soloist, “The Chase Trails Loner”.

As last year, Dave, Ian and I headed off in the direction of Pat Adams house to hand completed forms in personally to guarantee our entries and for a brew and slice or two of cake. Having set the precedence last year, we were the first to arrive by bike – OK  we’d only cycled a mile from our mobile office – but our mug shots are on the MM website.

After our fill of tea and cake, it was high time to head back home but less than 2 miles down the road, a Derbyshire Constabulary police car passed us ….. oh, no! Looking in the mirror, on goes his brake lights followed by reversing lights …… how long until we get pulled?

It didn’t take long for the ‘boys in blue’ to catch us up, run Dave’s car reg. through their computer and hit the blue lights. Oh bother!

“Good morning gents, where are you going?” After checking names and listening to a rather far fetched sounding explanation of why we were driving down a narrow country road with 3 bikes on the car at 2 in the morning, the officer bid us farewell. Phew!