No … he’s not making the new Carry On film.

The final peak, Pen-Y-Ghent, is a great leveller (!). It’s here where we descend the same track we go up on, and the first time, fittingly at the end, where you come face to face with the riders you have been battling for the past 3 hours or so. I had missed the leaders coming down, a sure sign I wasn’t on for my fastest time, but lots of support from walkers and spectators found me my climbing legs.

Simon Scarsbrook’s final blog of the 2014 race is online here on Cycling Weekly