I'll get you a full write up when I'm back in the UK and have access to my laptop and photos, but in the meantime...
Christ that was hard - the weather as much as the roads.
Massive congrats to any of you that finished (Pez informs me, having met people on the day, a fair few of you did). Many, many people abandoned.
I got round with a riding time of a bit under eight hours, and an hour spent stationary in a variety of places doing things like trying to fix my bike, pouring out a bidon, visiting the local shrubbery and sheltering from the cold trying to regain feeling in my hands and stop shivering.
Here are some shots of me suffering (and enjoying the first half) to give you an idea of the bad http://www.maindruphoto.com/en/photos/l-etape-du-tour-2014-pau-hautacam/2279764/7063.html
Chapeau to one and all, and hopefully see you on the road at some point.