During the week a Facebook memory from 3 years ago popped up…An ascent of Gold Hill in Shaftesbury (Made famous by the Hovis Advert)
So a plan was hatched to revisit Gold Hill 🙂
Simon met me at 8:15 and off we went..via an uppy, downy route passing through Corsham, Bradford on Avon, Longleat, and stopped for a cuppa at Stourbridge.
After a nice relaxing sit in the Sun, we pressed on to Gillingham, then Shaftesbury, for the main event 🙂
We had planned to stop at “The Salt Cellar”, at the top of the Hill, but it was closed 🙁 so we went to “King Alfreds Kitchen” on the high street, I stuffed myself with a cream tea 🙂
The ride back was MUCH quicker than the ride down (I suspect a healthy tailwind may have helped!)
I stopped for a well earned Ice Cream on top of Westbury White Horse Hill.
And Half way up Bowden Hill I had a sudden yearning for a pint of Cider 🙂
And it would have been rude not to snap a picture of bike with Blue Bells at the top 🙂
So today’s ride was a healthy 103 miles with a few ups and downs 🙂
Strava session here…
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Unfortunately my nice shiny new bike got dirty 🙁 so before I got cleaned, I cleaned it….It’s now shiny and clean again 🙂