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100 Greatest Cycling Climbs

Riding the highest surfaced road in Britain

For a hill loving, road cyclist these are the ultimate aims. To ride the highest road, to climb the longest climb, to achieve your maximum elevation gain, to test yourself on the steepest of gradients. It’s the love of pushing… Continue reading →

A day on the road bike in the Yorkshire Dales

One of the advantages of trying to climb as many of the 100 UK Climbs as possible is that you end up riding in many different parts of the UK. The Yorkshire Dales is somewhere that I might choose to… Continue reading →

Exmouth and the Devon coastal hills – Salcombe Hill #12

I knew it was going to be a tough hill climb when I started feeling a little queasy, in fact I had to come to a complete stop and even had to take a moment to compose myself. And I… Continue reading →

A big tough Peak District road ride, with hills of course.

It started with a Facebook message. So many rides do these days. This one started “Going to the peaks on Saturday the 19th March….” and concluded with “…thinking 80/100 miles with lots of hills”. How could I resist, I had… Continue reading →

Working in Scotland; riding in the North Pennines – Hills #59 & 62

Traveling down from Edinburgh many people would take a well advised break during the trip. It is 6 hours of driving after all, so stopping at Leeming Bar services for a Big Mac and fries is popular. I however, prefer… Continue reading →

The hardest road climb in England? #55 Rosedale Chimney

It’s not the longest climb, it’s not the climb boasting the greatest elevation gain either and it’s also not the climb at the highest altitude but. I’m tempted just to leave it at that; just a lingering ‘but’. If Rosedale… Continue reading →

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