Alan Dorrington – Crossjunkie to you – is another self-confessed 3 peaks obsessive who helps fan the flames of bordering-on-lunacy obsession in me every year. We train together, are Planet X team mates, and privately obsess more than even a blog like this would consider reasonable and publishing material.

This year, I’ll be sad not to ride, but take great pleasure in watching others’ preparation – especially Alan’s. I’ll be there to wish him well on the day – here’s his dedicated 2013 countdown mini-blog – 30 Days of Peaks