Saturday 21 October 2017

Honeymoon bride 'settles for tent'

Honeymoon bride Alison Moore has settled for tent so hubby Nigel Moore can cycle
Honeymoon bride Alison Moore has settled for tent so hubby Nigel Moore can cycle

A newly wed bride has forgone the traditional romantic honeymoon hideaway for a tent - to allow her husband to take part in a 24-hour mountain bike endurance event.

Nigel Moore, 47, and his wife Alison, 49, dashed straight from their wedding in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire, to this weekend's Original Source Mountain Mayhem event at Eastnor Castle, Herefordshire.

Reflecting on the unusual first few hours of married life, Alison, from Biddulph, Staffs, said: "It's been an absolutely fabulous weekend and one we will always remember.

"Some people may think I'm crazy to allow my wedding to be taken over by a mountain bike event, but I know it's Nigel's passion and I just wanted to support him."

Mr Moore, who has competed in the event for the past seven years, explained: "We had to bring the wedding forward as a relative is seriously ill.

"I'd resigned myself to not being able to take part this year, but then Alison insisted I must go ahead as she knew how much it meant to me.

"I'm a very lucky man!"

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