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Maxxis Diamond Challenge

Completed  July 2014 with Dave McGrath

Details of this ride, devised by Simon Weir, appeared in Ride magazine earlier in 2014. the idea was to visit sixteen locations in England and Wales and photograph yourself and your bike at each. As well as riding some great roads in between the landmarks, each rider would win a set of Maxxis tyres - and my Tourances were getting pretty worn so it seemed like an idea! It didn't quite work out as planned...


Details of the challenge and route can be found at

We started from Wolverhampton early on a Tuesday morning at the end of July.