Tag Archives: Hill Climbing

Yorkshire Dales – Day 2


3am and a constant beeping woke me up. I ignored it and fell back to sleep. 5.30am it woke me again. I ignored it, but didn’t fall back to sleep. I kept trying to ignore it but still I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Is a 2.4% gradient hard?


In my blog’s list of search terms, yesterday I had “Is a 2.4% gradient hard?”. Having spent the last few days riding around the edges of the North Yorkshire Moors, I can categorically answer, no, a 2.4% gradient is not … Continue reading

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Peterborough Pocket Hills, Northwest Cambridgeshire


Route Stats: 319m climbing 31.5 miles / 50.7km http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2329505.html My children were bundled off to school and nursery amidst snow and excitement, while I was beginning to reconsider doing the day’s cycling plan. The snow turned back to sleet and … Continue reading

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South Cambridgeshire Hills, Long Route


Route Stats: 855m climbing 75 miles / 121km http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2421106.html This route adds a 20 mile northwest extension onto the shorter route and explores the lumpy northeastern tip of the Greensands Ridge before it disappears beneath the Fens. Follow the shorter … Continue reading

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South Cambridgeshire Hills, Short Route


Route Stats: 701m climbing 55miles / 89km http://gb.mapometer.com/cycling/route_2421090.html South Cambridgeshire, in keeping with the rest of the county, is mostly flat. However, there are two notable lumpy areas, well, that is for someone who grew up in the Fens, and … Continue reading

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