STRATHPUFFER, SCOTLAND - 18 JANUARY 2014: Jason Miles of Team JMC IT / Exposure  on his way to victory in the Solo Male and Single Speed categories at the 2014 Strathpuffer 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race

The 2014 Strathpuffer 24 Hour Mountain Bike Race was held this weekend near Strathpeffer, in the north of Scotland. (It is a race that has been billed by US Bike magazine as 'one of the top 10 toughest mountain bike events on the planet').

Team JMC, the social arm of Manchester-based IT partner JMC IT, took away the most awards;

  • IT Project Manager, Jason Milesretained his Solo Male winner award with 31 laps in 23:28:26 (one lap in front of Isle of Man TT rider, Guy Martin)
  • 2012 Solo Male Winner, Phil Simcock, won the Men's Pairs with Rich Rothwell
  • CEO Andrew Burgess and Andrew Watson came 4th in the Men's Pairs
  • Dave Powell came 10th in the Solo Male category

Visit my Facebook page for a a selection of photos of Team JMC IT throughout the Strathpuffer race, plus some of Isle of Man TT rider, Guy Martin, who finished second behind Jason Miles in the Solo Male category. 

My thanks go to JMC IT's CEO Andrew 'Budge' Burgess for letting me spend some time with the team, and to Guy Martin for his time and friendliness after the race. You can view more photos from the race on my Facebook page.