Event & Rider Comments

"I did the Six bridges last night with my 8 year old son and a couple of his friends and their dads and I thought I'd email you direct just to say how brill it was. Everybody from the guys at the start doing the numbers, the starters through to the marshalls on the course were all fab. We stopped a couple of times just to look at the scenery (ie have a rest) or have a chocolate stop and within a few seconds the marshalls popped up to make sure we were okay. An absolutely fantastic experience all round. Off to Leazes tonight to cheer people on then 63 mile for me tomorrow. Cheers" - Phil Cox, 28 June 2013
"Hi Everyone. Just completed my first Cyclone and wanted to thank you all for a fab day. The organisation was superb. Thank you very much :-)" - Geoff Hill, 29 June 2013
"I followed the wrong route on Saturday and ended up doing the short one as I am a total complete idiot who was pedalling away wondering when it would split and hilly until it was too late and I'd come into Stamfordham. I told the marshals and they said "oh well at least you've finished" and told me to still cross the finishing line at the rugby club so I wasn't missing and that was it. The worst thing is I ride there all the time... I just want make sure I get marked down for the shorter route and not look like I'm defrauding the timing system. Thanks so much and sorry.." - Rebecca Robinson, 30 June 2013
"Peter, many thanks and congratulations on Saturday's event. It was the first time I have participated and, while I suffered at times, it was thoroughly enjoyable. The organisation was fantastic and the HQ at the Falcons' ground was perfect. Best wishes to you and all of your support team." - Jim Petrie, 30 June 2013
"Thank you Peter. A great day and well organised.  Congratulations." - Julian Barrow, 1 July 2013
"A quick note to say that the Cyclone was fantastic. I had bigged it up to a group of my daughter's friends who came up from London.  They all said it was brilliantly organised, feeding stations fantastic, and all the admin quick and efficient.  Its a really great job you do to organise it all - and everyone who helps you.  My sincere thanks for all your work!" - Paul Williams, 1 July 2013
"Thank you from the team from South Staffordshire that came up to do the cyclone sportive on sunday and enjoy the whole cycling festival. Great organisation, really friendly and fantastic to be around the pro teams and all the support vehicles. I come from a climbing background, we've done similar weekends that can have the master climbers or pros taking master classes and/or Q/A. It would be a real learning curve to listen, watch any tips on riding, training etc from the pro riders. Anyway thanks again. That was our first cyclone see you next year!! Best wishes" - Ken and Ruth Colwell, 1 July 2013
"I would like to thank you all for a fantastic event this is my second cyclone, and I have to say the organisation was excellent, feed stations were organised and well stocked and the craic was good my only gripe was the state of the roads for the first 90 mile! Something out of your control of course. Look forward to seeing you on the start line in 14. Many Thanks and Kind Regards" - Darren Grooms, 2 July 2013
"I must say congratulations (again) to you and your team for the impeccable organisation of the Challenge" - Nigel Bradley, 3 July 2013
"Peter, as ever I really enjoyed the day, and completed it without any training, for which I'm happy for! Next year I will train! My friend Billy Mitch was asking after you! He didn’t do the cyclone on Saturday but pulled/pushed/coaxed/forced me through the last 25 miles!! Many Many thanks to all your time and effort to producing another brilliant weekend of events. Very very much appreciated! Hope you can get some relax time now" - Kate Cook, 3 July 2013
"It really was a fantastic day - credit to all those involved from marshals to supporters to volunteers at feed stations for making it such a success. Definitively will be back next year! Best wishes" - Carol and Clare, 3 July 2013
"It was a fantastic weekend, brilliantly organised. Only sad thing for me was that my 13 yr old daughter left me for dead on the Ryals!" - Gary Enever, 5 July 2013
"Just to say thanks for a brilliant Cyclone. The event is amazingly well-organised and was a great day out. We hope to join you again next year. Thanks" - Hazel and Mark, 5 July 2013
"Just needed to say thank you to you and to all those wonderful folks who made this year’s events so great. No hassles – smooth as you like – a pleasure both days. Looking forward to next year" - Jeff, 5 July 2013