I did 76 miles on Sunday 27th July. My milestone for the year! Now to do 80 miles then a 100! Here’s the proof! It was hard work but not too hard. Clive road hill, Westbeech Road hill, Shireoaks and another short sharp climb in Brown Hills were the test of the day, but it wasn’t about speed it was all about distance and pacing myself. I am happy with 5 hours 14 minutes. For 64 miles (100KM) my normal time is 4 hours 30 minutes so I am more than happy with this time. Barrie Williams Challenge 2014 here I come!
The beginning of Clive Road, about to meet the hill!
Clive Road pub on the other side of the rood with the sign above.
This is the top of the hill. It’s between 7 and 8 am and the sun is a bit late out. See that dip in the road? it only gets worse as you follow it down. The thing is its not that long. Can’t see why people have to scare you about this one. The Clint Hill road is far more deadly because its a long haul to the top.
This is a longer climb than the Clive but not that sharp nor unbearable.
Made it to Cosford in record time.
Top of the climb for Lichfield road. Now this is one to bear in mind and leave something back for! A banana at the top of the hill came in just fine!