Ed’s been out braving an expensive camera in the rain

Here’s his blog, plus a link to photos here

Many riders running with broken bikes and flat tyres, sprinting down the slope to find their helpers, huddled against the wind with a pile of spare wheels for their rider and a flask of hot tea to keep them alive.

If that sounds hard, then this year added in horizontal rain and a fierce side wind in which it was hard to stand upright…