Dunkery Beacon is a first for me. It is a genuine 10/10 ride in the book - so technically, if I can get up this, I should be able to get up anything. Well, apart from the 11/10 hill, but I'll come to that when I have to!
So before I started, Hobbs gave me a few tips on climbing technique:
Dunkery Beacon ramps up straight away - it starts at the signpost and you kind of ride through a forest a bit which is lovely. And hurrah - a cattle grid. Phew. These signs were on the way down, but imagine them the other way round:
http://connect.garmin.com/activity/82266953 Simon says 20 minutes, I did 18 odd minutes (hurrah!)
youtube footage here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEkU5TGzdwM
Flickr here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/100hillsforgeorge/sets/72157626828830747/