We rode the ride clockwise so started the trail at the most stunning beach in Britain, in the sun, at the foot of the Cuilin Ridge. The cameras were doing more work than the bikes here. The track then gently climbs and descends about 10km through a glen at the foot of the cuilins. It is tech, has boulders, drops and requires total mental concentration along its length. You have to do this ride to appreciate it.

We headed for the YHA on Skye where Dave had to fight off a French schoolgirl. Adam entertained all the guests in the dining room by repeating one of Raynors subtle jokes. It was a classic.