Strava king's meticulous monotony

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Earlier this year Melvin Webb's imagination was captured by a Strava/Specialized challenge to ride 105,000 vertical feet in just 47 days.

However there was one towering problem: Melvin lives in Broadstairs, East Kent, not an area known for it's Alpine-style passes. So what was the answer? Ride the same pair of adjoining slopes - combined height no more than 80 feet - 1,200 times.

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