Everesting is a brutally simple concept – cycle repeat climbs of one hill in a single activity totalling at least 8,848m of elevation and join the elite group of riders accredited by Hells500 – holders of the Everesting Hall of Fame.
In 2022, dedicated and inventive cyclist Chris Gambs (co-lead Cycling Friends UK Facebook group) came up with the concept of claiming the record for the most riders completing an Everest in one event. Norway holds the record at 54.
The Challenge was ill fated and the original July 2022 date was hit by the hottest heat wave in decades, we made the tough call to cancel the event.
June 4th 2023, 77 riders took to the start line, it was an amazing day with some epic and heroic battles on Peaslows. However we didn’t make it, 45 riders completed an Everest. 10 short of the reocrd.
We didn’t plan to run the event again but it was so amazing, we just had to come back in 2024!
This time the event is as much about personal achievement as it is the Group Record. Anyone who reaches Base Camp (4,424m in Everesting terms or 34 laps of Peaslows) will achieve medal status.
If anyone is up for the ultimate challenge then battle on for an amzing 10,000m!
If we get 55 or more riders to complete an Everest then we will set a World Record recognised by Hells500!
This amazing challenge will take place on Peaslows hill which was used in 1963 for the National hill climb championships. 67 times up this 1.29km segment with a 10.6% average gradient between 5 am and 10pm.
Everyone who took part in 2023 declared it the toughest but must amazing event they have done. Velo29’s support offered all that you need to get through the ultimate challenge!