Day four: headwind turns to tailwind to help the Challengers and three friends over a damp and brutal climb or three (Rundlestone! Dartmeet! Challacombe! 2,742m!) from Tavistock, to an early arrival at Lynton after 165km.
But tension is mounting ahead of tomorrow's five climbs through Exmoor and Cheddar Gorge. It promises to be epic.