The Fred Whitton Challenge consists of a 112 mile sportive around the Lake District (UK).

The event starts at Grasmere and takes in the climbs of Kirkstone, Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Hardknott & Wrynose and Blea Tarn passes, the very top riders complete the route in just under six hours.

This is a very tough route and going on rider feedback the hardest one day ride in the UK, the event includes all the Lakeland passes and the 30% gradient of hardknott comes at 94 miles.

I lugged myself and camera gear to the top of Wrynose Pass and took photographs of the event. They can be found on Roots and Rain here.