Tuesday, 10 March 2009
Avleston to Kineton (with a following wind)
As predicted the heavy rain was overnight and Tuesday was a good cycling day - dry, wind behind me. Headed off from the Moore's up the River Severn (cycleway 41), joining towpath for the Gloucester & Sharpness Canal until reacing Gloucester Docks. Skirted around Cheltenham (first day of the Festival) and slowly started climbing towards Winchcome and Broadway. Fish Hill out of Broadway is long and steep, fortunately there is a reasonable path up the old road and then next to the new one so at least I didn't have to vie with the lorries. From the top it was another swoop down and up to reach the top of Illmington Hill then the last 9 miles home through Halford. Total for the day was 75.7 miles and a climb (most of it Fish Hill) of 919 feet.