All the best to SL. Dan, maybe you could give him the full VLM experience by playing Keep on Running and Simply the Best on endless loop? If that isn't sufficient motivation just keep shouting 'nearly there' from about 10 minutes in.
6 easy miles this lunchtime to celebrate aging up to V50.
Well, there are over 1000 people who've done that strava segment, and most of those were done as part of Challenge Roth. Clicking on the date of an individual's ride gives the total climbing for that ride, and they vary a lot, but seem to average around 1600m. That's GPS for you though, even less accurate at measuring height gained than they are at measuring distances.
It's not a hilly course though - with the exception of the Solarerberg, most of the climbing is fairly evenly spread over the rest of the course so you won't really notice if it's 1100m or 1600m.
I think the fact that it was advisory was very clear to anyone who was paying attention.
Except for the fact that the government very clearly put this line in their own leaflet :
"This is your decision. The Government will implement what you decide."
making it very much NOT advisory. Granted not in a pur legal sense, but no one except lawyers thinks in a purely legal sense, and the intimation given to the whole country by that statement was pretty clear that it was binding.
Maybe Screamy should have edited "anyone who was paying attention" to "anyone who's read any party manifesto, ever." Nobody in their right mind would believe that any promise made in a political leaflet is in any way binding.
It's 2 laps and not flat but pretty quick - the climbs are mostly short uphill sections with a long drag downhill. Nothing too steep mind. The Solarerberg is the only one that's anything of a challenge, and it's not really steep or long - my avatar pic is halfway up and I'm still smiling. The crowds on it are amazing. The roads are smooth as silk compared with Surrey.