Paul’s been plugging away at this race for a bit and it seems the targeted advice of an angry non-starter were all it took for Paul to come good with a PB… but not with the help of those strong winds…

At the top of Whernside the wind was hilarious. I had several attempts to get back on my bike as it wouldn’t stand still, once even smashing the back of my knee on its pedal.

Good work Paul. Aim for a sub broken collarbone time next year??