'The Hard Miles' with British Triathletes Ryan Taylor, Tom Bishop and George Peasgood. As the official 'Transition and Luggage Partner' to British Triathlon, we were able to spend some time getting to know the athletes and how they operate off-season. Learning how they endure the weather, terrain and the isolation of training when there are no crowds, no supporters.
The areas filmed in detail:
Winnats Pass is in the High Peak area of the English county of Derbyshire. It lies to the west of the village of Castleton, in the National Trust's High Peak Estate. The road winds through a cleft, surrounded by towering limestone pinnacles.
Mam Tor is a 517 m hill near Castleton in the High Peak of Derbyshire, England. Its name means "mother hill", so called because frequent landslips on its eastern face have resulted in a multitude of "mini-hills" beneath it.
Ladybower Reservoir is a large 'Y' shaped reservoir, the lowest of the three in the Upper Derwent Valley. It was built between 1935 - 1943 and then took a further two years to fill it. The villages of Derwent and Ashopton had to be flooded to create this reservoir and the inhabitants were relocated to Yorkshire Bridge estate, just downstream of Ladybower Dam. It was opened in 24 September 1945 by King George VI During the 1990s the wall was raised and strenghened to reduce the risk of 'over-topping' in a major flood.