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Chilterns Hilly 3-star: August 2013 version

Posted on Tuesday 20 August 2013 by Bob Davis

My records indicate that this is the fourth version of this ride. Basically I try to cover the middle part of the late lamented Hilly Chilterns 100 kilometre Audax. Run by Jim Swann, this featured about 1600 metres of climbing most of the steepest climbs in the Chilterns.

We tackle Pheasants Hill out of Hambleden (Yiannis Chronakis)

We tackle Pheasants Hill out of Hambleden (Yiannis Chronakis)

A key point is the steepest climb I know – perfect practice for anybody planning the Tour of Flanders sportive – a one in three on the last 100 metres of a concrete slabbed private road from the valley outside Marlow. Normally we ride it in the early part of the year with it covered in lichen and moss and impossible to get traction. Would we make it this time round? more »

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