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”
Another work trip up north brings another opportunity to ride. Last time I rode up this way it was a very quick blast from Reeth up to the top of Grinton Moor. But on the way down from the A66 to Reeth I passed through Kirkby Stephen and drove up Lamps Moss. It was then that I decided that I’d have to come back at the next opportunity.
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”
I always check on the weather before going out for a ride and the forecast said sunny. What I forgot to check on, as usual, was the wind conditions. Ah well, at least I remembered to pack my Buff, windy ride it is then. Continue reading “A little bit of local knowledge goes a long way”