The George Oliver Foundation
100 Hills for George

  

 


"100 Hills for George" 

For the second year of George's Foundation Mark took on the year long challenge to tackle all of the "100 Greatest Cycling Climbs" from the book by Simon Warren.

Beginning in April 2011 Mark, Emily and Hobbs the dog (and later on baby Mila too) travelled the length and breadth of the UK tracking down some of the wildest and steepest far-flung corners of the country.

The book "100 Greatest Cycling Climbs" is a list of 100 of the hardest, most beautiful and famous hill climbs in the UK, ranging from the wilds of Dartmoor in the South-West to the Highlands of Scotland. The challenge not only involved leg-breaking work, but also some serious organisation to manage the average 2 climbs a week required! 

But one year, 1000's of miles in the car, 100's of cattle grids and a whole lot of rain later Mark officially became the first person to complete the whole list. The author (pictured with Mark below) joined us for the final climb and presented Mark with his second book....."Another 100 Greatest Cycling Climbs".....eek!

A big thank you goes to everyone who supported us.

You can read Mark’s blog about the big adventure here www.100hillsforgeorge.blogspot.com

And you can see our photos of the experience on Flickr here
www.flickr.com/photos/100hillsforgeorge/sets.

And you can still support Mark's achievement by donating on his Just Giving page here