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Time Short but sweet Dif­fi­culty rat­ing The tough one What makes it spe­cial If the other routes look a lit­tle too easy for your lik­ing, then have a crack at the high­est ve­hic­u­lar through-road in Eng­land. It’s only five miles long, but it’s five miles of rocks and non-stop down­hill break­ing, which can leave even the tough­est of us in a sweaty mess. It’s an easy-go­ing road to the sum­mit, but then it all goes down­hill (lit­er­ally), as it quickly turns into a de­te­ri­o­rated rock strewn slide, mak­ing bash­plates and con­fi­dence in down­hill brak­ing com­pul­sory. Re­mem­ber to switch off your ABS and weight the rear. If in doubt, try some­thing less crazy! Best part You’ll feel like a green-lane hero once you’ve done it Watch out for The road heads down­hill af­ter the sum­mit, it’s tricky so only at­tempt in dry weather and take your time.


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