to try and put it into perspective....you climb a long way up sheephouse lane....but it only gets tough up to the lonely tree after the small drop down....you now only do this twice but.....with hunters hill....its like going up to the lonely tree 4 times...so where you had 3 tough climbs...you now have 4!!!
hi guys.....i'll be able to put a route up on garmin but i'm sure you can export the gpx file from the rideit website that has a link on the imuk website...if not i'll put one up for you but it will be midweek.
Mark yes thats right.....i'm not even convinced they have the numbers right cause according to garmin data from the ride it will be about 300ft less overall.....but there are not many places where you'll be able to just go for it.....the longer second secion now has a lot more up and down...some of it easy....but hunters hill is very steep near the top.....i think its harder than the top part of SHL....there will be people walking up it for deffo!!!
done a proper recce of the new route today and i'm happy to report.....i think its harder....lol
there is no doubt the bottom half of the route is tougher than the 'old bottom half'...but its possible over the total route it will be marginally easier.....but its much more up and down now....so although theres less climbing overall...imo theres a lot more instances of climbing.....and now with hunters hill.....you dont have 3 'big climbs' (3 times up shl) you actually have 4 big climbs on the day and the last one being after about 90 miles.....OUCH!!!