Monday, July 15, 2013

Rapha Rising Day 1.

Minipips always likes a challenge. So when I said I was going to to the Rapha Rising Challenge he decided he was going to do it too.

Unlike the Rapha Festive 500 where the goal was distance, this challenge has a target of altitude to climb. 7,235 metres to be exact and 8 days in which to do it.

Living where we do in the Peak District, where every ride involves hills this would be fairly easy to achieve. Except we're going to have to fit the riding round his last week of school for this year.

Nice quiet roads for the first part of our ride.

The challenging Mam Tor "broken road" before our second descent of Winnats Pass, and a lunch stop at the Woodbine Cafe in Hope.

Refuelled and raring to go at the foot of the climb up to Mam Nick.

The first time he's made it to the top of this hill without having to have a rest.

Le Grimpeur.

A nice steady day out in the glorious sunshine.

1267 metres of climbing, 17% of our total done.

Our ride on Strava.

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