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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 Chimney isn’t the steepest climb in the UK then it’s pretty well close to it! Continue reading “The hardest road climb in England? #55 Rosedale Chimney”

Exploring the North York Moors – Day 3

My main recollection of waking up on Day 3 was the feeling of getting out of bed in full view of the passing public. It wasn’t that we’d slept in or that we’d mistakenly camped in the town square; it was only the odd couple of dog walkers and joggers but it still felt strange to be stretching and crawling out from my shelter at 6:00 AM in front of people busily going about their morning routine. So as we had on Day 2, we promptly packed up our stuff, back into our bags and for the final time headed off to find supplies. Continue reading “Exploring the North York Moors – Day 3”

Exploring the North York Moors – Day 2

Waking up under a ‘canvas’ sheet to the sound of the waves rolling in against the rocks below our cliffside, the sun up already and a day of mountain biking into the unknown ahead of us, we certainly felt no need for a ‘lie in’. Yesterday’s ride up from Cropton to Whitby had stretched the legs but we both awoke in high spirits and eager for Day 2. Continue reading “Exploring the North York Moors – Day 2”

Exploring the North York Moors – Day 1

It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for a good couple of years now; call up the appropriate OS maps, print off a bundle of them and then go exploring the North York Moors over several days. So I did just that, roped in a friend (Malcolm on this occasion) and took 3 days out to go ride. Continue reading “Exploring the North York Moors – Day 1”

What to expect on Spoke Revolutions

This is my new blog and it’s going to be more focused on riding, inspirational photos and experiences. So I thought I’d start with a post that covers some of my best bits of my other blog MuddyGoose. Continue reading “What to expect on Spoke Revolutions”

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