James Maltin after...

James Maltin after...

 James Maltin before...

James Maltin before...

10.30pm - Thankfully the team have a well earned rest day tomorrow. Please show your support for these remarkable people by donating HERE


10.00pm - Former national chef of the year Hayden Groves is blogging every single day during the challenge and the latest instalment can be found HERE. This video below is the graphic representation of his ride:

8.00pm - As predicted the end of this stage was an enormous test for the team.


10.54 - Doug McKinnon's wife Wendy and two sons Alex and Cameron have met up with the team today. Complete surprise for Dougie by the sounds of it! Sure it will give him a massive boost with his boys riding alongside him.


 Neil Ashton, Geoff Thomas and Matt Lawton back in 2005

Neil Ashton, Geoff Thomas and Matt Lawton back in 2005


10.11am - the Daily Mail's Matt Lawton rode the Tour de France with Geoff back in 2005 with Neil Ashton and Ian Whittle. Geoff has had fantastic support from the media over the years including all above, Matt Dickinson, Dan Roan, Ned Boulting and many more. Hopefully they will all help spread word of this challenge as it builds in the coming weeks and months. 


10.09am - Some periscope shenanigans from the teams this morning - I will leave you to find that little snippet on Twitter! Please do send your messages of good luck to the team via their Twitter page @3ToursChallenge - it means so much to them knowing so many are right behind them.


9.50am - As you can see from the graph below the end of this stage is pretty brutal!