Looking through many of the event invitations I get sent can be a little frustrating. It seems like so many organisers follow the same template of what "outdoors activities" should be included. Don't get me wrong I love most of these activities myself, except fell-running, I hate those tiny shorts, but as a cycling writer I feel I may end up returning with nothing to write about. Kendal, I was told was different, so checking out the website I happened upon the Santa Cruz Special Event with guests Greg Minnaar, Martyn Ashton and one secret extra special guest. Promising some awesome films from the likes of Ed Oxley Bike Night looked promising so I popped up the M6 to take a look.