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Sutton Bank, Boltby FOrest & Drovers road / Cleveland way

Extension of a previous route from Sutton bank – taking in the Paradise loop, and adding on the drovers road loop.

Two brutal road climbs (one on first loop, one on the second), but some stunning scenery make this a good long ride out. Not too much in the way of fun/technical stuff though there is a good descent through the woods at the very start!

Hellvellyn -Dollywaggon Descent

A very tough slog up Sticks Pass and a tricky technical descent of Dollywaggon. The up was mostly pushing and the down was bouldery and highly technical and a bit stop start.

It was great to tick Hellvellyn off – the highest legal peak on a mountain bike in England, and some of the views and scenery were stunning, but IF I were to do it again, I’d do the descent down the route we climbed and look for an alternative route up!