Forshaw Shreds the Fred!

Heartfelt congratulations go to our star analyst, Stuart Forshaw, who cycled a circuit of more than 110 miles of roads and lanes and 3,500metres of ascent in the Lake District last week.

The infamous route, which takes in the climbs of Wrynose, Hardknott, Whinlatter, Rylands and Kirkstone Pass is named the Fred Whitton in honour of a well-known Lakeland cyclist who died of cancer more than 20 years ago.

Stuart, who couldn’t get an entry for the ‘Fred’ as it is known amongst cycling afficionados, completed the reverse route three days ahead of the official event which took place on Sunday 19th September.

“I made the brave, or perhaps rather crazy, decision to ‘go it alone’ with no feeding stations, drink stops or roadside support – it’s the toughest thing I have ever done in my life so far – but there’s always next year,” he quipped.

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Well done Stu – our hats off to you!