Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Hill no 30 – 74 Nick Of Pendle, Sabden

Finally, to round off the day, I was faced with the challenge of the Nick Of Pendle, heading out of Sabden up onto the moors.
I had got quite excited as I had seen a fellow bike rider, fully kitted out in Sky gear on the road and I had visions of impressing Wiggins or Thomas with my hill climbing ability. Unfortunately they turned the other way, so I’ll never know if it was a team rider, or someone who had invested in all the gear!
The climb starts in a pretty uninspiring way – its just a long drag out of the village with parked cars on one side.

The residential area ends and then you’re out into a bit of “transitional land” before suddenly hitting open moorland.
To end it all off, there are a couple of bends and you can kind of look back on what you’ve done and you crest the hill to look over and it is beautiful.

Glad that the day is finished and we went to a campsite to try sleeping in our people carrier!

Youtube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJ1r1CWHFk0
Garmin data here: http://connect.garmin.com/activity/90464326
Flickr to go here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/100hillsforgeorge/sets/72157627022908450/

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