ONE 5300KM RIDE
On the 17th August Dom, Graham and James embarked on a unique challenge to cycle all of Simon Warrenʼs legendary 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, in a single ride.
Starting from Guildford the journey will take us along 5300km over 29 days around England, Wales and Scotland, ending in Central London and back in Guildford on Tuesday 18th September.
Averaging over 110 miles and almost 2,800m, (1.75 miles) of vertical climb every day, the challenge includes everything from Leith and Box Hills in Surrey, to the Honister and Hardknott Passes in the Lakes, and the infamous Bealach-na-Ba in Scotland. The total vertical climb over the whole ride is over 81,000m (50 miles!).
Thatʼs 9x Everest, 260x The Shard, and the distance to the edge of the thermosphere from The Earth. (Thatʼs two layers above the stratosphere, where the International Space Station lives).
We are inviting cyclists from all over the UK to join us for a day or two and help raise funds for the amazing charities weʼre supporting.
100% of all money raised is being split between these four fantastic charities:
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