The 5 most challenging climbs of the Haute Route Pyrénées

If you are taking on the might of the Pyrénées this summer as part of the Haute Route or you’re simply spending a few days riding in the tyre tracks of the professionals, it pays to know what you’re up against. We’ve recruited Mike Cotty from the Col Collective to examine five of the most challenging passes in the region.


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To Hell and Back


Guest blogger: By Michael Edwards

Paris Roubaix….two words that have echoed in the very deep of my cycling soul since the first time I saw the images of De Vlaeminck and Merckx fighting their way over the cobbles. Finally, early last year, after seasons of looking on aghast at the racing in this ‘Queen of the Classics’ I decided it was time.

Having done the Marmotte with La Fuga I knew that the Hell of the North needed the sort of guardian angel service that Ian and the team offer. This trip promised to be hard enough as it was. (more…)

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