Sunday, 24 April 2011

Hill No 2 - 38 Jiggers Bank, Shropshire

On our "way" to South Wales, Em and I thought that we'd stop off at Shropshire and pick up a couple of hills here. We found a lovely little B&B just outside of Church Stretton  - http://www.ragdonbandb.co.uk/ where Wendy and Alan made us very welcome, Hobbs was amazed by the tortoise Edgar and made friends with the donkey Thistle.

Before I got too comfortable though, we headed back into the car to Ironbridge, which was a heaving mass of people enjoying the Easter sun. I had a quick cruise along the river front, before turning round and heading back for Jiggers Bank.



I stupidly left my Garmin running for the whole of the ride - so you can see where I rode afterwards - but the data for Jiggers Bank is first up here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/81149553

Youtube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i669UONOcKU&feature=youtube_gdata again in 2x speed...
The Author gives this hill a 3/10, so it wasn't TOO tough and I headed up the slope. I must say that it didn't really "do it" for me, the hill wasn't particularly tough (ha - didn't think I'd be moaning about that!), wasn't particularly scenic and wasn't one that I'll rush back to do again! But done it was and I then cruised on, back through Much Wenlock and headed to the Burway (see next post!). There was a pretty nice looking power station in Ironbridge though:



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