Thorough blog post here from the Biketreks team – based in Ambleside, Cumbria.  With a large contingent this year they covered all bases and abilities. Click the clenched butt to your right or read the blog post here

“The climb up to the top of Whernside is almost completely un-ridable and relies on riders negotiating a series of rocky steps cut into the side of the mountain, following this competitors faced a long technical descent to the Ribblehead viaduct, with a very wet rocky track where many riders faced punctures and tumbles off the bike all the way down. It was at that this stage that John had lost count of the minor tumbles he was experiencing.”