Saturday, 9 April 2016

Bleadon Hill 17

By name as well as nature!  That was a tough old hill to climb to get over this section of the Mendip Hills.  A climb of 400' in a mile was quite tough. Tackled it with the mountain bike, although heavier, has much lower gears than the road bike.  Exhilarating going down the other side though.


Went out east from Weston, through the village of Hutton and turned right to go over the Mendips at this point.  Entering the village, saw this what looks like an old seed drill, renovated and painted and now used as a big flowerpot.  Obviously, a bid to do well in the Britain in Bloom competition.

Somerset Levels Viewpoint.

Cresting the top of the hill, there is this lovely viewpoint looking over the Levels. In the distance is Brent Knoll rising 300'.  The bench is dedicated to a local farmer who liked to sit at this particular spot and passers by are encouraged to do the same.  From this point on, the rain came down quite heavy and rather than carry on the Axbridge cut the ride short and went home.  Not pleasant riding at all in places but the sun shone just as I got in. Typical. 

Just under 17 today, which makes it 1 mile short of the weekly target. See what tomorrow brings.

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