Everything you need to know about Everesting: How to do it and the current record holders

Climbing 8,848m of elevation has risen in popularity during the coronavirus lockdown

Everesting (Getty)

As the world came to a juddering halt in order to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, cycling fans mourned the premature end to racing just as the season was starting, while club rides were also cancelled just as winter was coming to an end.

The UCI began hurriedly rescheduling the biggest bike races while cyclists turned first to indoor trainers, which flew off the shelves, before then taking advantage of the quieter roads - a phenomenon we may never see again, save for another global pandemic.

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Hi. I'm Cycling Weekly's Weekend Editor. I like writing offbeat features and eating too much bread when working out on the road at bike races.

Before joining Cycling Weekly I worked at The Tab and I've also written for Vice, Time Out, and worked freelance for The Telegraph (I know, but I needed the money at the time so let me live).

I also worked for ITV Cycling between 2011-2018 on their Tour de France and Vuelta a España coverage. Sometimes I'd be helping the producers make the programme and other times I'd be getting the lunches. Just in case you were wondering - Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen had the same ham sandwich every day, it was great.