ONE 5300KM RIDE
This summer Dom, Graham and James are embarking on a unique challenge to cycle all of Simon Warrenʼs legendary 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, in a single ride.
Starting on Friday 17th August 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.
We officially launched the ride in front of a capacity crowd tonight at the amazing Assos store in London’s Regent Street. It was great to be joined by TV presenter Matt Barbet and Simon Warren, the author of The 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs, the book that inspired this challenge. During an entertaining Q&A session Simon […]
So Graham, James and I planned to do our first big test together this week. A day cycling in North Devon / Exmoor, similar in difficulty to a typical day of the big ride in August. Starting from our base for the week in Croyde, I planned a route of 175km with 3,500m of ascent […]
Today we had a full performance assessment at the Surrey Human Performance Institute. What an interesting experience! The SHPI is part of the University of Surrey based at their Surrey Sports Park in Guildford. Their team are very kindly helping us prepare for the big ride in August with advice on both our physical conditioning […]
This evening we met Simon Warren, the author of the 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs and received his blessing for our big ride, which has been 18 months in the planning. Simon’s reaction when we first contacted him was “IN ONE RIDE?!?!” but he hopes to join us at some point along the journey. We’re looking […]