In a brilliant follow-up to his earlier blog about being a bit demotivated this year, Simon contemplates the simulation approach for training for your Simon Fell ascent if you’re a flat-earth dweller:

  1. use a garden bench, or construct something sturdy of the same height (around 50-60cm height)
  2. with your bike on your shoulder, step up and down for 20-40 minutes (swapping your ‘leading’ leg every five minutes or so)

Chuck in a few wry Yorkshire folk telling thee to dig in and you have the perfect preparation..! Read Simon’s blog here on the Cycling Weekly site