Anyone who has completed the London the Brighton Bike Ride will know there is a particularly challenging hill towards the end of the route & we drive this hill almost every time we visit my Grandparents. I knew that the cylists found it tough, so i'm not sure why i thought it was a good idea! But i completed it neverthless & the rest of the route back to nan's for an ice bath.
I'll let the pictures & graphics do the talking. i took my camera with me, as it was a lovely day & i thought the views would be lovely from the top.
|I need to get to the top of that hill!|
|View from half way up - slowing down to get my heart rate down from 185!!|
|the top! looking east.|
|carrying on heading towards Brighton (looking south)|
|got another little hill yet....|
|downhill into town from now - Yay!|
|looking down into Brighton|
|route map and summary from my Garmin. Amazed at my average pace again! and scared by my max heart rate.|
Green in the elevation - 1.5 miles in distance but 500ft up at the start!
Heart rate in red - explains why i felt my heart was going to jump through my chest at one point! The dip at 16:40 is where i reached the top and paused for a photo, i though a break was sensible given what i'd just put my heart through!
|Google street view doesn't really do this hill justice ;)|