Over 40 famous cycling climbs represented in poster form

Michael Harris enjoyed cycling up the hills in the Yorkshire Dales around Ilkley so much that he started to design posters with fun representations of each.

He’s broadened his horizons since though and now offers over 40 different climbs, stretching not just to the south of the UK, but to Belgium, France, Spain and Italy too.

This poster should prove popular

This poster should prove popular

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Some, like Mont Ventoux are recognisable for representations of their well-known landmarks. Others feature an interpretation of the climb’s name and are a bit more cryptic.

All include the climb’s location, length, elevation gain and average gradient, as well as a short motto encapsulating the climb’s attraction.


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Prints can be ordered on line at outthesaddle.com or you can view and buy at Eme on Brook Street in Ilkley.

Harris says that each design is produced in limited runs of 10 or 25 copies and they are printed A3 size on 170gsm uncoated card. They retail at £20 each.

He says that he plans to grow the collection further and is open to requests and commissions both for subject and format.