Daniel Doncaster (CC Ashwell) had a long, hard day out (didn’t we all) – and fought tooth and nail to make the cut off on a hard day

I did not even consider missing the cut off time beforehand, but in reality I was one of the last to be allowed up the final climb (Pen-y-ghent). I owe this in large part to the heroic effort of an unknown cyclist who had decided not to do the climb and instead used the last of his energy to pace me through the unrelenting head wind to the base of the climb.

He’s written a brief report on his club forum