Andy Ward did a mini blog in the run up to his first time in 2015 … and on his blog, he’s reproduced the article with the kind permission of Cycling Plus and featuring photos by Jack Chevell

Here’s a link to the article itself – good reading for any first timers in particular.

After an intial, unrideable plummet, a rough track gave way to a wide expanse of moorland. Following the line of previous riders I started to pick up speed. This was actually enjoyable. I’d obviously bought a winning ticket in the Ingleborough Bog Lottery and stayed upright all the way down.