French-Canadian Eric Blais had never been north of Milton Keynes before Sunday yet he took the toughest ‘cross race in the world head on with almost no prior knowledge of what it involved. This is how Eric’s first ‘Peaks’ race played out over on CyclocrossRider.com.

“Literally only 25 minutes into the race, everyone was reduced to simply shouldering the bike and climbing a hill that goats would probably avoid.”