The climb begins from the picture postcard setting of Buttermere. This is the opposite side to that used in the Fred Whitton Challenge and has famously been used in many…

Expert opinion: Dr Paul Dimeo, senior lecturer in sport at the University of Stirling, specialises in the research of drug use in sport and anti-doping policy

As carbohydrate comes under fire on multiple fronts, David Bradford assesses whether slashing your intake of bread, cakes and potatoes could improve your cycling performance