Paul kindly posted a couple of blog posts here on the 3 peaks blog before his first attempt and his long journey down from Aviemore was worthwhile, with an exceptional ride on the first attempt.
"but hang on a mo', steps, steps, steps, nooo that wasnae what I wanted! Jings, what a slog, really wasn't ready for that."
Paul's first time experiences have been well documented in the build up on his twitter account and his story of the day's learnings and experiences below are fine reading.
Read Paul's report here