Are those really hills?

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Originally uploaded by Dawnriser

This is the contour graph of the ride I am making in the Yorkshire Dales. Total climb = 8678 feet that’s 2645 meters. So you can see it’s no picnic – much more challenging than my usual rides around York.
I’ve been to Cycle Heaven today to obtain some kit for the journey. Top of the list – a new saddle. The Brooks B17 is the classic leather saddle. When I bought it the salesman said – that’s a choice for life. They don’t wear out and over time take a personal shape that matches your “sit bones”. I also selected new panniers and an extra pair of padded shorts.
So all that’s left is the stamina – O and your donation: www.help.co.uk/ridingbike – even if you have no intention of giving just go and look at the rising total …..

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