Thursday, 23 June 2011

Hill no 34 – 75 Trough of Bowland

Ah, a dead nice climb. Just a really beautiful hike up through the hills.
Picture postcard stuff – with a stream running alongside the road and every so often switching over from right to left to right hand side.
The initial slope wasn’t that bad – around 4/5% - I know – almost downhill! I therefore spent most of the early part of the climb enjoying the scenery and trying to make good time.

Then, when your legs were nice and warm, the slope went further up and it proved to be a good test of the legs.
Climb also ended over a cattle grid – you can’t ask for more than that (well, maybe a pub!)
Just a really nice, pretty climb, never too hard, but there are plenty of these that are THAT hard and this was one to kind of savour and enjoy a little.

Nice little monument to a couple of cyclists at the top as well. Hope you're riding happily Bill and Jack.

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