The Fred Whitton Challenge is challenging cycle event held annually in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. It takes in the grueling climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose. I'm not ashamed to admit it but Hardknott beat me, we hit it with 93 hard miles already in the legs and I had to get off on the ridiculously steep 30% hairpins and typically that is where the event photographer stood. Oh well it would have been a good photo. My respect goes to anyone who got up the full climb.
Some photos taken during the ride....
|Me on Honister Pass climb|
|Fred HQ at Grasmere|
|Heading towards Honister Pass|
|Top of Honister Pass|
|Time for a break|
|On Hardknott just ridiculously steep! - Note no one on a bike.|
|Top of Hardknott looking towards Cockley Beck|
|Last climb - Wrynose ahead|