Sam Roper’s first 3 Peaks wasn’t ideal… apart from the biblical weather, he hit a pot hole on the road just before Whernside which was hidden beneath one of many puddles, but managed to finish despite being very bruised, grazed and slightly concussed.

He was being filmed all day by a film crew from Yorkshire TV …

Having a film crew in your kitchen filming you eating porridge at 6:40 in the morning is not exactly a stress free way to start your first attempt at theThreePeaks, but it was what I agreed to when ITV approached me about participating in the making of feature on the Three Peaks Cyclocross. I was the youngest person in the race and they thought it would be interesting to follow my training and race.

He wrote a blog for the (highly recommended) Strada Wheels site here