How to... get through the 24 hour Time Trial Championships

24 hour time trial championships

If you were driving near Chester in the early hours of Sunday July 21 and you saw a Gruffalo sitting in a deckchair, followed by Spiderman handing out water bottles, then set your mind at ease; you weren't imagining things.

"The Gruffalo was me," says Mark Brooking. "Spiderman did it because he wanted to cheer up his mate; in the middle of the night when you're a bit low something like that makes you smile."

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Richard Abraham is an award-winning writer, based in New Zealand. He has reported from major sporting events including the Tour de France and Olympic Games, and is also a part-time travel guide who has delivered luxury cycle tours and events across Europe. In 2019 he was awarded Writer of the Year at the PPA Awards.