I think most people in the cycling world have heard of the Cingles: the challenge reserved for people of a foolish disposition who think it’s good fun to climb Mont Ventoux not once or twice but three times in the same day. But did you know there was an arguably even tougher multiple ascent challenge of an Hors Categorie Tour de France col where the requirement is for four climbs between dawn and dusk?
If you’re quick you may still be able to own a piece of cycling history by purchasing a piece of the Manchester Velodrome track.
The track is getting its first refit since it was last replaced in 2007 so thousands of planks of Siberian spruce have been pulled up from the National Cycling Centre and being sold by the recycling charity Emerge.
Bethany Lambeth, an 8th Grade Maths teacher from North Carolina, is used to solving problems. But the one she had most trouble finding a solution to had little to do with algebra. Twiddling fingers, tapping toes, late and incomplete work: it’s a conundrum that’s had teachers scratching their heads for years.