Everesting Ditchling Beacon: 'I Just Wanted To Own The Hill'

Katia Knight 27 Nov 2019 The highlight of anyone's London to Brighton ride, but who would choose to tackle the Beacon 65 times? At 04:30 on Saturday 23rd November, brothers Matthew and Oliver Wood pedalled off into the darkness to set about accomplishing their goal: Everesting Ditchling Beacon. The concept of Everesting is simple: 'pick any hill, anywhere in the world and ride repeats of it in a single activity until you climb 8,848m – the equivalent height of Mt Everest' states the everesting.cc website. An infographic claims that there have been 4306 (official) successful everestings. Since Saturday, two more names will have joined that list. Matt and Oli, fuelled by ham and cheese rolls, malt loaf, hot cross buns and energy gels, rode up and down Ditchling Beacon, an iconic climb in the South Downs, from 04:30 until 22:00 to achieve their goal. See related Rapha Festive 500: Keep ...

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