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Epic gravel challenge ride - 5000m ascent in ??km

Updated: Sep 20, 2023

In October I set out to climb 5000m in the shortest distance possible, with no climb repeated. It turned into an even more gnarly and epic ride than I could ever have imagined…

This challenge was first created by Jered Gruber and Igor Tavella in the Italian Dolomites. They created YOLOmites, climbing 5000m in 126km. Suitably inspired, I wanted to see what was possible in the Pyrenees. I made a ferocious route, gave it similarly punny name, and headed out.

You can ride these incredible trails yourself - split over a couple of days to be reasonable - on our Peak Gravel tour. It's utterly spectacular.

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