Torrential rain and high winds didn’t deter thousands of cyclists from turning up to take part in the third Bike Blenheim Palace event at the stately home in Oxfordshire on Sunday.

This year’s event in aid of Breast Cancer Care featured a full range of cycling events, including cyclo-sportive, Brompton World Championships, cyclo-cross, time trial, family rides and more.

Cycling Weekly photographer Andy Jones donned his full waterproof outfit to capture a great day out.

External link

Bike Blenheim Palace official website

Angel ride duo, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Angel ride duo get set for the cyclo-sportive in retro-style

Cyclo-sportive start, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Ready for some bad weather: riders line up for the cyclo-sportive start

Time trial start, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Time trial start line

Andrew Griffiths, second in time trial, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Andrew Griffiths, second in the time trial

Matt Bottrill, time trial winner, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Matt Bottrill, time trial winner

Carl Saint, Trike TT world champ, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010
Carl Saint, tricycle time trial world champion

Going for the gears, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Changing gear

Time trial, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Regal backdrop

M.A.D trials display, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Trials action from the Mountainbike Aerial Display team in the arena

Stuart Bowers, cyclo-cross winner, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Stu Bowers wins the cyclo-cross

Brompton World Champs start, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

On your marks… The Brompton World Championships Le Mans-style start

Brompton World Champs start, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Brompton World Championships in full flow

Philip Curran, men

Men’s Brompton World Champion Philip Curran in action

Rachael Elliott, women

Women’s Brompton World Champion Rachael Elliott on the podium

Brompton World Championships, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Bedraggled: Post-race comedown

Evel Knievel pops a wheelie, Bike Blenheim Palace 2010

Evel Knievel pops a wheelie
Children

All ages are welcome to ride at Blenheim Palace