Hope Technology have religiously supported the 3 Peaks and it was good to see them nab victory in the men’s race (albeit by some nifty rider signing) and also take the team event.

 Everyone knows the Hope people to be a great bunch and they put so much back, so it’s a just reward. Well done all of you.

Especially good considering the twin punctures of Dave Collins and Dan Booth on the descent to Blea Moor – well recovered guys. Here’s their account of the day