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Fitness and Fun. Shrops Highland and Wild Wales Challenges. Some nice long rides I hope.

26x25 rode: I met up with Jules a...

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  • 51 miles
  • 03:45 time
  • 13.6 pace
  • 2726 calories
  • 0 ft climb
  • 0 max hr
  • 0 avg hr
    • Currently /5 Effort.
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good Woodbury Hill and Talbot Inn 51 mi 03:45 13.6mph pace

I met up with Jules at Powick as arranged and we dived straight into the lane which takes us away from the horrendous traffic on the A449. As we dropped down to the Bridge over the Teme we found that the lane was flooded. Mostly the water had gone down but we did have some lengthy sections of road completely underwater. Fortunately it wasn't too deep. Crossing the Teme we could see it was rushing its way to the sea. On via Wichenford we rode chatting as we went. Moseley came and time to turn away from the main Worcester road to go by pretty Sinton Green and on to Ockeridge. These were new lanes for Julian and he expressed the view that the ramp up to Ockeridge was a deceptive climb. So it wasn't just me that struggled on this section of road then! We headed straight over at Ockeridge and began the ride through the cider apple orchards heading for the climb of Woodbury Hill. The views up here towards Shropshire and the Clee Hills were excellent.

We dropped away steeply then into the Teme valley to cross again at Shelsey Beachamp. The Environment Agency were active at the bridge clearing tree trunks and debris from the bridge foundations after the flooding. A farmer had lost a cow in the floods as the unpleasant evidence was lodged by the bridge.

We climbed back out of the valley for Martley crossing again at Ham bridge. The talk was of food and drink but the pub in Martley didn't open during the day so we took Hollins Lane up and over to the Teme valley again aiming for the Talbot Inn at Knightwick and yet again a bridge over the Teme. The pub had been flooded to ankle depth just the other day but was clearly set up to cope with these regular (usually winter) events. So a pint slipped down very nicely as a plate of chips was vanished.

The climb over to Suckley was a bit more difficult than usual as stiffened legs were complaining. But we were soon running along the Leigh Brook for Leigh Sinton to say our goodbyes after crossing that A449 again. Julian declared it a good ride and I'd enjoyed it too. The weather had been kind and we even saw some blue stuff overhead. Not sure what it was but I'd like more of it please.

  • Scott J.
    Scott J.

    Excellent ride 26! Sounds like the floods are still a bit of a problem though. Hopefully that's the last of that stuff for awhile. Sounds like a great time in the saddle! The blue stuff is okay. If you see a bright, yellowish round object, you might want to stay indoors! :-)

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  • Steve P.
    Steve P.

    awesome ride 26x25!!

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  • Penrhyn David Y
    Penrhyn David Y

    Terrific ride 26. How you keep these 3/4 hour rides going is very impressive!!

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  • Cathy

    Amazing!!! Great job on the ride!!!

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Joe J.
    Joe J.

    Sounds like a rather nice day out - hilly part of the world you live in!

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Robert J.
    Robert J.

    With the exception of the flooding evidence, sounds like all of you thoroughly enjoyed a scenic ride in the country-side. The pint and chips included in the joy of riding.

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  • Steve S.
    Steve S.

    Awesome stuff 26

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Kurt G.
    Kurt G.

    Awesome miles my friend!

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Gabriele P.
    Gabriele P.

    Nice ride, and dry, too. I hope there'll be no more floods in your near future, but more tea and cake.

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  • Guillermo

    Nice job!

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Josh H.
    Josh H.

    Impressive ride out there, 26x25!

    almost 6 years ago Like

  • Dale T.
    Dale T. Hi-five

    Sounds like some good riding 25... Nice work bro :-)

    almost 6 years ago

  • Deb C.
    Deb C. You're Badass
    You're Badass:


    almost 6 years ago

  • Brent P. Hi-five

    Pint & chips . . . mmmmm. Great job Dude !

    almost 6 years ago

  • Leah

    Rocking this ride and living life right !!

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