Tagged: Hills

All my posts that mention or include hills in some way.

The Great Orme Llandudno North Wales

Climbing Around The Great Orme

I’ve always enjoyed riding in North Wales, places like Stwlan Dam and most of Snowdonia. Unfortunately this weekend I didn’t get to cover many miles but did get to have a solid go at some favourite climbs, including the Great Orme. This would be my first time in a couple of years. The Great Orme I love cycling round the Great Orme. I’ve been round...

Stwlan Dam

Climbing the Stwlan Dam Road

I’ve written about riding in North Wales before here, but the weather this weekend reduced us to just short blasts around points of interest such as Stwlan Dam. Stwlan Dam I’d wanted to ride up to Stwlan Dam ever since seeing it in Cyclist magazine a few years ago but always stayed too far away from it to ride there. Staying further south in Porthmadog...

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...

Cycling up Snowdon on a Road Bike

I think it’s becoming obvious that I like to set myself a challenge and see what I can do with a bike. It started with various sportives, then a 200km Audax, then London to Paris in under 24 hours, trips across Belgium and now taking my bike to the highest point in England and Wales, Snowdon. I first mooted the idea to George in the...

Mathew Mitchell and Mark Lampitt Hampton Lucy Great Shakespeare Ride 2016

The Great Shakespeare Ride 2016 – 100 Miles

The Great Shakespeare Ride was the first sportive I ever did in my fledgling pre-lycra, pre-clippy shoes days. I remember it being very hard work with plenty of stops to recuperate and the last ten miles were a huge struggle. In the end I finished 108th out of 134 in 8 hours 10 minutes, whilst people I now regularly ride with finished in the top...

Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge

Liege Bastogne Liege Challenge Sportive 2016

So three years ago now (time flies) I did the Paris-Roubaix Challenge which went well (sort of) and frankly it was time for another challenge. 2016 would be Liege – Bastogne – Liege. This time of year is the Spring Classics in Belgium and the Netherlands, with several iconic one day races. I chose Liege – Bastogne – Liege largely because it doesn’t have cobbles...