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Tour de France Hardknott Pass t shirt by Lawrence Keogh

£ 29.00

The what3words location of a good place to start is cats.cared.chaos. Start here and you will be heading east on a climb that was described in cycling publications of the early 20th century as "cruel". You have about 350 meters of ascent ahead of you that will seem like a good deal more. The road, first cut and paved by the Romans, presumably cobbled originally, is said to be the steepest in England. 30% or more in places, you will have to stand and get your weight forward to keep your front wheel in contact with the road. Winch yourself to the top, enjoy the view and prepare your head for the descent - it's tense.

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