Distance: 7.5 miles. Elevation: 960 ft.
Just a quick ride in case the one I had planned for later in the day got rained off.
This was a short ride into the hills next to the campsite. The first mile or so was 7-8% climbing on the south side of the Bourne river with views of the gorge and the road on the other side. The gradient eased to about 5% for the rest of the ascent and then a lovely smooth descent (unlike yesterday). Very peaceful ride – only one car passed. I’ll let the photos do the talking.
At the top were lots of facilities: Picnic area, benches, shelter, toilets, free parking, information – gotta love France!
The roads were well-maintained. Not a pothole in sight. Unlike third-world conditions on UK roads!
Back down to the Bourne again
I hope this fisherman is tying a fly, and not using his mobile!