Messing About on the Mersey

The North West Velo Fest duathlon took place yesterday. Like all good athletes, we started off with a big cooked breakfast in the city centre after a night of heavy drinking. Event 1 was a leisurely 5 mile cycle through South Manchester to Burnage Rugby Club. Here we successfully took part in the transition from bikes to kayaks! The pros gave us a very scary briefing about the dangers of life on water, the rain came down, the river was fast, and we entered with intrepidation. As you will see from the photos, we quickly gain our water legs and had a jolly time paddling our way down stream. The duathlon conveniently finished at a pub near Chorlton, where we took on board more sports nutrition. A great day was had by all. Well done team!