Whizz Kids 2016 Yellow Mug Challenge
Back in October we had the Misterton Madness Cross event at Misterton and the riders who took part received the coveted Yellow Mug seen here.
Instead of these beautiful mugs spending their days in the back of the cupboard I have a challenge to Whizz Kids. During the coming year your challenge is to get a Mugshot with something or someone, peferably cycling related. It could be a top rider, event or venue, or all three together, the choice is yours.
Yellow Mug with Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka). Tour of Oman (2 stages wins and Points Jersey Winner), February 2016
..and with Tom Dumoulin (Team Giant–Alpecin) , Tour of Oman, February 2016. Thanks to Dean Barnett for escorting Yellow Mug
The Yellow Mug back home in Misterton Feb 27th 2016
Daniel Henderson takes Yellow Mug on a trip to Old Trafford in Manchester
The Yellow Mug World Tour continues with Vic Barnett in Cape Town, South Africa for the Cape Argus 110km race. 35.000 competitors (and a mug) took part in the world's largest timed cycle race. The 110km route took in the lower slopes of Table Mountain. Vic covered route in 3 hours 13 minutes, an awesome experience in fantastic scenery and a true classic
The Yellow Mug moved back to the UK and crossed Offa's Dyle and into South Wales where guardian Luke took the mug to the Battle of the Beach MTB event
Dom and George supporting the Yellow Mug to the foot of the legendary Koppenberg in Oudenaarde, Belgium for the Tour of Flanders sportive where the young riders completed a 71km ride.
No Cycling on the trip to Chile but a mug shot in Valparaíso, Chile's major port. Here is Tom from Paseo Atkinson, looking down to Plaza Anibal Pinto.
Closer to Home the Yellow Mug see al lthe action from the roadside acompanied by the Welland Walley marshalls who helped to make this years Cicle Classic such a success
Yellow mug on tour .....'Come on City' ....Machester United v Leicester City
Over the North Sea to Holland next for Kev Nicholls to take the Yellow Mug around the 235km Fietselfstedentocht - Eleven Towns Tour. Unfortunately the weather at the end of the ride was awful cold, windy and wet and Kev needed to get warm and dry so there is only a still life taken in the hotel room later in the evening using a soggy Whizz Kids jersey as a backdrop.
Back to Yorkshire now for the Tour de Yorkshire and Whizz Kid Nicolas escorts Yellow Mug to the top of Conisbrough Castle climb. It was so cold that day that Nicolas did the climb 3 times just to warm up a little bit :-).
Nicolas also gets close to the action again at the Womens Tour of Britain in Northampton and we find multiple World Champion Marianne Vos (Raboliv Womencyclingteam) photobombing the Yellow Mug at the start!
Also in Northampton we catch Marianne Vos (Raboliv Womencyclingteam) again, Alice Barnes (Drops Cycling Team), Hannah Barnes (Canyon Sram Racing) and Nikki Harris (Boels Dolmans Cyclingteam)with the Yellow Mug
Nicolas continues his Yellow Mug tour to the Tour de France where the mug appeared at the finish line of Stage 1
and again at the Start of Stage 2 as Mark Cavendish rode past for his first day in the mug coloured jersey
Post Tour dr France Whizz Kid Dom tackled some of the classic climbs used on various tours with the Col de Semnoz, Col de Colombiere and finishing here at the top of Alpe Huez. Reports indicate that he rode all of them and managed to outsprint dad for the valuable KoM points
Back in the UK Nicolas took the Yellow Mug to Scotland where it took part in a holiday triathlon which involved a walk to the Ben Nevis, Kayak across Loch Ness and finally a bike ride in the highlands.
Is this the final Mugshot of the year? Yellow Mug 12 months on and back at Misterton for the Misterton Madness weekend and basking in an autumn sunset. Thanks, you've covered the world in 12 months and created many memories.