You're gonna slam this one Matt! :-D
Let's face it, we all know that a rainy UK Festive 500 is worth a lot more Kudos than one elsewhere in the world :-)
There can't be many places having worse weather than us?
What about Holland?
ah yes but wales = rainy + hills, Holland = rainy + no hills!
Thats the least amount of climbing I've ever done for a 100 miler around here. Most are >2000m.
True, we dont have alot of hills in my area. But we do have wind.