Andrew Whiteley

Andrew Whiteley

Everest Cycle

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My story

[p]On the 13th through to the 14th August, I'll be cycling up Everest.[/p][p]Well, not the actual mountain, but I'll be doing one ride (right here in the UK) that, if you totalled up the amount of ascent involved, it would be higher than Everest. I'm pretty certain this will be the hardest thing I've ever done.[/p][p][b]Ride Stats[/b][/p] [p]Distance: 414km[/p] [p]Ascent: 9169m[/p] [p]Route: www.strava.com/routes/3691482[/p] [p]Start: Midday, in Sheffield, on 13th August.[/p] [p]Finish: Hopefully before midday, 14th August, at the top of a very nasty climb called Mow Cop, Cheshire.[/p][p][b]Why[/b][/p][p]It's good to raise money for charity, and I aim to do just that once every few years with a ludicrous challenge.[/p][p]I'm raising money for two charities I really believe to be worth all the pain. Whirlow Hall Farm Trust is based in Sheffield, and do incredible work with children and young people who seem to have been failed by the traditional education system. It's a working farm that calls itself a 'classroom in the countryside', seeing amazing tranformations in children by taking them out of a traditional classroom setting and into a working farm - teaching them all sorts of things they never knew they never knew - especially about themselves. And that eggs come from chickens.[/p][p]The other charity I'm rasing money for is the Air Ambulance. The work they do is well known and vital, particularly in the tricky to get to areas that I'm frequenting whilst cycling. What kicked this whole thing off, though, was being witness to a fellow competitors' passing high on the Welsh moors at a race last year, despite the best efforts of the air ambulance.[/p][p][b]Join Me[/b][/p][p]I would absolutely love it if anyone and everyone joined me for as much or as little of the ride as you fancy. It's going to be a long slog, so any company will be welcome. You could ride your own mountain height or join me for one climb. You could even get sponsored yourself. One thing however, is that I have a long way to go, so I will just be riding at my own pace whether it be faster or slower than you![/p][p]I've put some rough estimations of when I'll be at certain points along the route to help you plan. For more detail about it all and joining me, just get in touch. These really are rough estimates, and the further into the route, the more they could be off by, even by hours towards the end.[/p][p]Time estimations:[/p][p]Sheffield - 12 noon - 13th August[/p][p]Holmfirth - 13.30 - 13th August[/p][p]Malham Cove - 18.00 - 13th August[/p][p]Fleet Moss - 20.00 - 13th August[/p][p]Cowgill - 24.00 - 13th August[/p][p]Clitheroe - 03.00 - 14th August[/p][p]Rochdale - 06.00 - 14th August[/p][p]Whaley Bridge - 09.30 - 14th August[/p][p]Mow Cop - 11.30 - 14th August[/p][p][b]About Calculating the Elevation[/b][/p][p]For those of you who cycle and track your rides using GPS, you'll know that the elevation data is a fickle thing. The same route and different devices, or same device and a different day can all turn out differing totals. It proved to be very difficult to get an accurate total measurement of the ascent of the route. Each method and software churned out a different number. After chatting with a good number of people who know a lot more about this than I do, and doing loads of research, it was clear that there is no truly accurate (and practical) way for a route of this length to be totalled up.[/p][p]In the end, I decided to base my elevation off SRTM data which was a mission conducted by NASA in 2000 to obtain elevation data across the globe. This is the data set used by Strava. I'm satisfied with the level of accuracy it provides, and based off previous experience and looking at countless activities from all sorts of devices and data sets and their stats, it seems as good as I'm going to get. Whichever way you look at it, it's a big ride.[/p]

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Nov 8, 2016

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Aug 23, 2016

Alison

Well done Andrew! Alison and Andrew

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Aug 21, 2016

Phil

Top man Andrew. Puts your feeble brother to shame.

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Aug 19, 2016

Jan Boam

Fantastic, how about the real Everest now!

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Aug 17, 2016

Anonymous

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Aug 15, 2016

Anonymous

Absolutely fantastic Andrew, well done.


Aug 15, 2016

Nancy

Well done.

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Aug 14, 2016

Anonymous

Now that I now you've done it. Lucky I let you win also!

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Aug 14, 2016

Anonymous

Well done boyo what next ?x


Aug 13, 2016

Sue Bayford

Good luck

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