Our friends over the Pond CXMagazine have put a report on their website about this year's 'peaks.
This area of Yorkshire features windswept moors and rock strewn paths, and as you climb, mist can engulf you in a moment, and the cold can cut through you like a knife. For the 48th edition the sun shone, but still the wind blew and riders were minded to be careful atop the peaks; people have been known to get blown off of them in the past. All competitors must carry a survival pack just in case...
We still can't subscribe in the UK to CXMagazine('s paper version) but if you can get hold of a copy, the paper version's great.
Read their 3 peaks write-up here