...Not on your nelly, riding fora mere 12 hours means I've actually got to ride a bike fast :-( But yes at least the torchbearer ends with the good atmosphere and free beer...rather than in a muddy field at midnight when everyone is asleep!
Alx...I reckon stan will want a break so if you can just stay on your bike for, I don't know, say about 4 hours then that will be chipper.
Looking forward to this - will be the first time we've had a few BM'ers on the same race category (well, since the me/bhb/adam throwing-in-the-towel-fest of 2011). Will hopefully be bringing the family down as well so that'll be a bonus.
Surely you've seen enough BikeMagic Soloists to know that a 24 hour race is actually two 6 hour pootles on consecutive days split with a few tea stops and a bit of nap around midnight...anyone can do that :-)
He is a boy (we only found out on Monday though and if he'd been a girl she would still have been a mountain biker) and is 5lbs 9oz so there's every chance I could pop him in my camelback. Might try...