Snake Pass, Peak District National Park

This is the A57, a busy main road between Manchester and Sheffield commonly known as Snake Pass. Last Sunday I cycled the hardest 3 mile climb of my life and this photograph was taken on one of the regular breaks I had to take. We took the train from Manchester Piccadilly to Glossop and then cycled up to Bleaklow (1679 feet above sea level). I have been over Snake Pass three or four times in a car and always thought it would be a great area for mountain biking. I was right. The above photograph was taken looking down the road (eastwards) towards Glossop. Hopefully it won’t be long before I can push myself all the way up the mountain without stopping for a break.

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