Thursday Ride: 6th July 2017

David J Gordon, Jeremy, Barrie, Belinda Wigmore, John Eden, Peter Roberts, Frank Kippin and myself to Polhill garden centre today (Thursday 6 July) where we met Mark Hancock (Bob left us at Pilgrim’s way).

Hogtrough Hill felt hard but the gradient at its highest was only 14% and that was right at the start. After that it was a steady grind of 10% to the half-way (0.35 mile) and around 4% – 5% to the top (0.7 mile). A pic of its profile shows where the hardest bit is at the start (blue circle) and total climb is only 300 feet.

Here are some pics of us relaxing at the cafe.