Tagged: Cotswolds

All my posts that mention the Cotswolds in some way.

Larkstoke Hill

Cotswold Climbs 3 – Larkstoke Hill

Larkstoke Hill is found just about in Warwickshire near to the village of Ilmington. There are quite a few different routes up this hill but the climb of interest takes us to the highest point in Warwickshire. It’s a popular one to tack onto sportives to destroy legs near the finish. Larkstoke has one of those lies of the land that completely disheartens first-timers to...

Mad March Hare Sportive Logo 2016

Mad March Hare Sportive 2017 Review

The Mad March Hare, My first proper sportive of 2017 and it was an awful, flooded, soggy day weather-wise. Once I’d accepted that I was to get wet, dealt with the wind and finally had the sun come out, it turned out to be quite fun. Mad March Hare 2017 I was to ride with John and Jim from my Stratford Cycling Club, but after...

Cotswold Challenge Audax Burton Dassett Climb

Audax – Cotswold Challenge 160km – 16th May 2015

The next of my training rides for the Norwich 100 at the end of May saw me complete the Cotswold Challenge Audax this weekend. I was originally planning to do another 100km one similar to the Bell Tolls one in Evesham the week before, but decided to ramp things up and complete a proper 100 miles before doing the main deal. The route left Meriden,...

Every Time a Bell Rings Audax

Audax – Every Time A Bell Rings 2015 – 112 km

Every Time a Bell Rings… 112km Audax After falling off back in January, I’ve not actually done another Audax until now. In an effort to get back on the wagon and prepare for the Norwich 100 at the end of May, it was time to do some longer rides again! The ride was planned as 112km and contained nothing too scary routewise. Audax Route The...

Saintbury Hill – Cotswold Climbs 2

Saintbury Hill – Cotswold Climbs 2

Saintbury Hill is as well revered as Dover’s Hill and it’s a near cert that any local Warwickshire Sportive will go up at least one of them. The climb is about a mile long and feels like it gets easier as you go up the climb but still has an average of 9%. Saintbury Hill Climb Starting at the edge of the picturesque Cotswold village...

Dover's Hill

Dover’s Hill – Cotswold Climbs 1

As hills go, Dover’s Hill is very well-known. It’s the site of the famous ‘Cotswold Olympicks’ or Dover’s Games held every year on hill followed by a torchlight procession down in Chipping Campden and a general town-wide level of drunkenness. From a cycling perspective however, it’s interesting as the site of several British National Hill Climb Championships. People like former Cervelo TestTeam rider Dan Fleeman,...