65 miles of continuous hills – aka the Box Hill sportive

On Sunday 9th Oct I took part in the Cycling Weekly Box Hill Sportive.

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Having done the Surrey Hill’s Sportive, I’d been up a few of the hills before. However on the Box Hill sportive they seemed to find a course that was just hill after hill, as you can see from the altitude read out by my Suunto Sport watch.

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When we got to Box Hill it felt easy in comparison with some of the previous ones! However it did have the best view from the top.

I was hoping to keep the same pace I’ve been doing round previous sportives, but didn’t quite factor in the hills and maybe the effect of going on a 10 mile run the day before (as that was prep for my upcoming duathlon) so as you can see my pace was all over the pace. Finally crossing the finish line 5 hours after I started and getting a nice medal while doing so!

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So if you want a hilly cycle with some beautiful views, I highly recommend this one.

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Going up oneΒ of the many hills!

 

 

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