85-year-old becomes historic hill climb's oldest ever participant

Brian Hygate is as keen as ever and has plans to cycle on his 100th birthday

Brian Hygate at the 93rd Monsal Hill Climb
(Image credit: Andy Jones)

Brian Hygate was three days shy of his 86th birthday when he took part in the Monsal Hill Climb on Sunday, becoming the oldest participant in the history of the event. 

“It didn’t go exactly according to plan,” he tells Cycling Weekly. “I was aiming to do the whole hill in one go, but I paused in the middle because I just ran out of oomph.  

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