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Struggling on The Struggle

Struggling on The Struggle In the UK we don't have the 20km climbs up the sides of mountains that are commonplace in the Alps, Dolomites or Pyrenees, but what we lack in length, we more than make up in steep gradients.  We recently made a very short trip to the Lake District, and found ourselves free for just an hour to get a quick ride in. Being fans of circular routes rather than out and back, we decided on a trip up the perfectly named 'Struggle', with a descent down Kirkstone Pass.  When you think of famous climbs in the Lake District, the likes of Hardknott Pass, Kirkstone Pass, and Honister Pass all immediately spring to mind. Often, The Struggle...

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