We can’t deny it.  It wasn’t a nice day to welcome our friends from the south to Yorkshire.   But Shand Cycles are from Scotland.  How dare they call this grim?  Russell and Robin’s report is here on their site 

Shouldering the bike on the steeper sections was tricky with wind making it difficult to balance on rockier sections with cleated shoes.  Quite a few competitors pulled out after the miserable decent of Whernside deciding it was too cold and wet to face another summit, although after years of hill/fell running I didn’t mind the conditions too much, although would agree it was all a bit grim…