Originally Posted by TMB
I rode the event last year, and will be riding it again next week.
There was a problem last year with two particular bikes, both tandems. Ignoring traffic direction, ignoring course Marshalls and riding in an especially dangerous fashion on a number of the twisting downhills.
They were cutting people off in curves and what we noticed was a tendency to cut to the right before the back wheel could possibly be clear of a bike they had passed.
I was one of the people that had to dive for a ditch on one of these as was Jodi Merckx, who I spoke to about it after the event.