In search of the hardest 100km in Britain

Simon Warren kicks off a quest to try and find the toughest ton, and CW needs your help to make him suffer

Gorging on the route's ever-precipitous gradient (Photo by Andy Jones)

The evening before I set off on this ride I watched the documentary, Free Solo. It follows Alex Honnold’s utterly remarkable, astonishing and unbelievable free solo climb (that’s without aids or protection) of the 3,000 foot El Capitan rock face in Yosemite, California.

As the titles rolled I looked at my palms and they were dripping with sweat from just sitting on the sofa, it is that intense.

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