High Paradise Farm for letting us take over their wonderful little farm for the weekend. Ginni and her team do an incredible job and remove the headache of keeping you all fed and watered for the weekend. It really is a little bit of paradise and judging by past feedback, i'm sure this will be the first of many visits to this moorland gem!
A big thanks to Alpkit and Sonder Bikes for their help and support, especially the guys at Alpkit Gateshead who 'get it'.
Outdoor Provisions who will be giving out damn tasty all natural energy bars at the start and along the route. www.outdoorprovisions.co.uk
Cheers also to The Great North Road Speed Shop for supporting the event and the Saturday night live music.
Thank you to Primeval Illustration and Cycleshed for the design and production of the T shirts that we will be launching in the new year.
Thank you to the folks at the National Park and the Forestry England, to the lovely people who live on the Moors and to the land owners who put up with happy, muddy punters passing through their homes.
Huge thanks to the talented 'Get Wild' Matty Waudby for the use of his cracking photos on here and on our Insta page. He makes really natty caps too, so maybe give him a nudge on the Saturday night and get yourself some super cool headwear.
Big Love to Gil Montague and Paulie 'Cannonball' Barker for help on routes, planning, general encouragement when i'm grumpy and wondering why the hell I do this, and for being the best friends you could hope to have. Without them this probably would not have happened.
Thanks to the late, great Derek Purdy, a legend who we lost this year, who inspired so many Northerners to get off their outside toilets, saddle up and get out there for a life of (mis)adventure. A pioneer of the early days of mountain biking, route planner par excellence, race organiser, founder of NEMBA and cycling journalist, Derek was a huge inspiration when planning this event. May the wind always be at your back Sir! This year there will be a special Derek Purdy 'Spirit of MoorsOneHundred' Trophy awarded to one lucky rider.
And finally to you guys. I've always said that any idiot can draw a line on a map. What makes an event special is the folk that turn up, tell their stories, stand shoulder to shoulder on the horrible climbs and laugh during the descents. This event is dedicated to you.