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Pen-y-Ghent T shirt by Lawrence Keogh/Phil O’Connor

£ 29.00

"Pen" as in head or top, "y" as in the definite article, "Ghent" as in wind or border - Top of the Border or Head of The Wind. Whatever the derivation of the name getting to the top is hard collar especially as here in the Three Peaks Cycle X. This must be a contender for the world's toughest cycle cross course: around 60km, three peaks of around 750m to tackle, all of them steep, and typically in tough conditions. This illustration is taken from a photographic image by Phil O'Connor of the 1999 Three Peaks.

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