• Secure?

    Ashley checks the bikes are secure!

  • Service Station stop!

    Paul, Sarah and Chris mid journey

  • Smile please!

    Ashley, me and Chris posing with my 'Custard slice' VW in Whitehaven before setting off.


  • And so we begin!

    Chris and I at the starting point at Whitehaven

  • Ashley and Chris

    Whitehaven to Ennerdale Cycle path, described in the lierature as "linking the sea to the fells" It climbs gently and led us easily into the challenge.

  • Just out of Whitehaven looking towards the climb to come!



  • Ashley and me

    Fast ride along Ennerdale Water on way to Black Sail pass.

  • Ashley

    Speeding past Ennerdale Water on our way to Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel

  • Making good progress

    Chris on the forestry road between Ennerdale Water and Sty Head pass.


  • Snack break

    Not sure I want to move from hear as I've just seen Black Sail Pass and it looks daunting!

  • Ever upwards!

    Chris and I shoulder the bikes on the killer climb over Black Sail Pass

  • It's down here!

    Ashley points to the Black Sail Hut Youth Hostel below we rode past a few hours earlier!


  • Weee!

    Ashley, with Chris behind making the most of the downhill to Wasdale Head after the tough climb up from Black Sale.

  • Up again

    Early morning Climb from Wasdale up to Sty Head.

  • Ashley's epic plant!

    Looks posed but it wasn't. Managed to get the photo as Ashley was stuck in that position!


  • Rossett Gill

    It was worse than it looks here (and it looks bad here!)

  • Rossett Gill

    There was not to be the usual reward for gaining so much altitude as the downhill into Mickleden is an incredibly broken and rocky climb-down the top section of Rossett Gill. The well worn track along the valley bottom had been 'improved' by the addition…

  • Ambleside

    Stop over on the second night at Ambleside Youth Hostel


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