Creative Couriers win Smithfield Messenger race
24.06.07 by Buffalo Bill
In a race hit by organisational obstacles (principally that the key organiser was knocked out by a D-lock moments before the marshall’s briefing) and a torrential down-pour that left the last leg riders surfing around Smithfield, the Creative Couriers team triumphed.
Despite the apathy of the London courier business towards the event, in yet another example of the vision and perspicacity of the guys that run London’s biggest and ‘best’ courier companies, 5 teams of messengers were on the line. The only ‘official’ despatch company team was the Creative Couriers team of Wee Scott Nelson, Micheal Maclean, Little Jon and Sarah-Jane. The other teams were Messenguerilla, Hell on Wheels, Rollapaluza and BMS Manchester.
So it could be seen as well deserved that the Creative Couriers team scooped the top prize. Was the courier race a success? Given that it nearly didn’t happen at all, yes. Was it an unqualified success? No. If it hadn’t been for the rain, it would have totally died on its arse as a spectacle. Next time, if there is a next time, something different, I think.
Many thanks to the organisers, and to the marshalls, for helping the cream of London’s bicycle messengers show off in front of a large crowd.
Targetbot’s Nocturne pics.
More reports on the event on the Londoncyclesport.com site.
Bravo 99 pics.
Blech’s Flickr pics.
More Smithfield messenger race pics.