Honeymoon bride 'settles for tent'
Published 20/06/2010 | 13:46
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!"