Many miles from home at the top of the Wrekin, Shropshire looking South West towards Wales. It was a pretty tough climb for an old Southerner – climbing 240m in 2km off-road straight up.
Near the top of the Wrekin, between Hell’s Gate and Heaven’s Gate, I passed this memorial to the poor man who we witnessed being given emergancy aid some weeks ago – a reminder of how fragile life is and to be careful how hard you push yourself
Back on the South Downs looking towards Brighton and the sea on Tuesday evening. A 15 miles blast after work.
Tuesday night started with a climb upto to Blackcap (Lewes) – I stuttered a couple of times on loose stones and was dissapointed until I rode back down it later on at the end of my ride.
Back at the Wrekin – glorious Shropshire! I then made the mistake of riding round the Ercall – fantastic fun to start with and then I had to push my bike up an unrideable slippy muddy path for over a mile!
Near the top of the Ercall – not much to see but a fun descent afterwards!
Two old codgers!
“Tour gide for the day” – Out with my dear friend Abdul and his “boys” a couple of weekends ago. A really great ride with a fantastic family!
A blowy seafront ride with Charly (eldest Daughter) very slow outward – blown to a stop several times – but not defeated – wondered what the fuss was as were were blown back on the return leg. Interesting statistics!
Out Tuesday evening after a hard day at the office
with Adbul, Rizwan, Mosheen and Mobeen
Last Saturday – north of Brighton – yet another ride where the ascent was in the 2200 to 2300 feet band – I seem to have an inbuilt computer that monitors me irrespective of the ride. It was a glorious day and I was chuffed as I manged to ride the ascent out of Saddlescombe east from gate to gate without falter – I thought I would never master the tree-lined section and then the sudden steep twist at the end but hey I made it (grin)
The Wrekin and Ercall