“It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them” – Ernest Hemingway
we had a great days riding today but Lordy the hill were up and down – 2343 meters in total, 7,687 feet in old money! 1.45 miles!
Coming from Suffolk the idea of hills is a novelty so it’s been good to do some climbing today. Regardless feeling strong!
I created some route notes for the team to stick to the top tube of their bikes – just like the pros – and I’ve had nothing but complaints!
I think the problem is that Devon and Cornwall is so hilly I had to filter which climbs counter as hills….so if it was less than 5% or less than a mile then it didn’t make the list….there were a couple of 16% hills that didn’t make the card which was a bit of a nasty surprise for them 😂
Anyway always useful, now into the Somerset levels so the ridings much more forgiving.
Detailed report to follow!