Mark Slavonia, one of the growing number of riders to come over from the US to do the Three Peaks in 2003, put together a really comprehensive story on his blog. Thanks for the photo too, Mark. Come back soon and bring your friends. We’ll provide a translator for Roger Ingham.

At this point my calves were lodging serious protests and I thought that if all three climbs were like this I might not be able to finish. I considered getting out my camera to capture the moment, but I was afraid that if I did so I’d topple over backward.”