"100 Hills for George" - Challenge 2011
In 2010 Mark Oliver (George's Dad) took part in the Ride Across Britain, cycling 1000 miles from John O'Groats to Lands End in 9 days. 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.