On the night of the Spring Equinox, Rob Penn and friends took off on an overnight cycle ride across Wales.
The Rest Less Ride took the peloton of 16 riders from the west coast, all the way to the east. They cycled unlit back-roads riddled with pot-holes, gravel and barrier-less hairpin bends. They passed through deep dark valleys, through forests and up mountains, in a race against the sunrise.
The Rest Less Ride celebrates the pleasure of cycling and the friendships it forges.
After much deliberation, the long-awaited winners from our Microadventure competition are named and famed below.
A huge thanks to everyone who took part and we hope you had as much fun as we did.
Microadventures let anyone plunge into a world of cheap Credit Crunch adventures. Adventures that are close to home, which are fun, affordable, easy to organise and designed to get you doing and experiencing things that would normally pass you by.
This competition was a great reason for howies to invite Alastair Humphreys up for a Microadventure of our own and if you missed it, the video is here.
We asked you to get out there and do your own Microavdenture and send us your story. For us, these four stories really captured the spirit of Adventure and we've thrown in an honorable mention to the good folk in Japan for their unique video approach.
Enjoy - in no particular order:
Tom Allen - Zone 1 Microadventure
Luke & Brooke - London to Lewes
Simon Edwards - South Downs
Ariel & Emma - Belfast
Rob Thomson & Co - Sapporo, Japan
If you're one of our winners, please drop us a line on firstname.lastname@example.org to claim your prize.