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Col de Rates

Start and finish :Denia, Costa Blanca. 44 Miles Elevation 2,983 feet A beautiful col starting near Parcent with average gradients of 5% and just 6.5kms of stunning riding. Smooth gradients and hairpins matched the near perfect tarmac. Rosemary, Thyme, and … Continue reading

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Great Dun Fell

Start and finish Penrith. 42 miles. Accent 3523 feet A tootle along quiet lanes in the Eden valley a haven for road cyclists. Leaving Eamont bridge and heading towards Temple Sowerby the main distraction a herd of Herdwicks galloping along … Continue reading

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Hardnott Pass

Hardnott Pass from Boot              

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Whinlatter pass from Lorton

Whinlatter pass Start and finish: Keswick. Distance :26.5 miles. Elevation: 1726 feet. Coffee Stop: Allerdean Court Hotel Leaving Keswick and joining the Bassenthwaite road on a sunny May morning, a slight breeze blowing the wild flowers, leading the way all … Continue reading

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Tour de Yorkshire Whitby 2016

A cold wet very windy day for the riders making there way from Middlesborough the finishing line at Scarborough. The crowds lined the way through the Yorkshire towns and villages, with flags proudly flying and plenty of bikes sprayed yellow … Continue reading

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Dunmail Raise cycle path

Grasmere via Dunmail Raise from Castlerigg Stone circle Distance 28 miles Height gain 2598 A stunning beautiful ride on a Bluebird day. Heading down to St John in the valley, a lovely meander beside Glendamakin beck with Spring Lambs bouncing … Continue reading

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Caldbeck from Penrith

  Caldbeck from Penrith Miles 36.5 Height gain 1960 feet Starting in Penrith and heading towards Greystoke. A little detour via Newbiggin takes you on quieter roads with Daffodils on the roadside passing small farms and through the centre of … Continue reading

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Sa Calobra

Lluc to Sa Calobra 30 miles Height gain 1280 m Date 22nd October 2015   It felt freezing cold as we Parked at Lluc monastery and got ready for the famous cycle ride ahead of us. Pleased to have brought … Continue reading

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Port Pollenca to Formentor

Port Pollenca to Formentor lighthouse 25 milesHeight gain 860 mDate 18th October 2015 A sunny Sunday morning in mid Autumn. Bright Blue skies, a warm 23 degrees day. Perfect cycling weather with smells of fragrant husky pines and fresh Rosemary … Continue reading

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Cockermouth Tour of Britain

An early morning visit to Cockermouth to see the start of the Tour of Britain 2015. Sunny skies and masses of crowds it felt like the tour de France. Bunting and happy faces and best of all the cycle teams … Continue reading

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