Another get out of the house ride up at 0800 checked the weather app and forecast of 40 mph winds after 10. So out the door at 0845 for an hour so decided on a hilly route . In to Newtown Linford as mentioned on yesterday's ride it was deserted again surreal
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On the right is the entrance to Bradgate park Leicestershire's busiest beauty spot anyone local will have never seen it this quiet .
Onto the first climb of the day Sharply hill the legs instantly started complaining yesterday effort was still being felt . Down Warren hill and bit of up and down before Woodhouse Eaves and onto the big climb of the day Beacon hill the biggest individual climb around here . I don't do it very often as its normally quite busy traffic wise and there are quieter climbs nearby . Today 1 car past me as I climbed it was going to do an effort up it but the legs had different ideas so spun my way up . A bit of relief with some downhill before turning right onto Priory lane straight on to a short steep climb then a quick descent then a longer steep climb which just gets steeper as you go an evil climb . Turned right at the crossroads and continued climbing to Copt Oak then looped back on myself back into Priory lane for another 12% section before turning on to Polly Botts but thankfully going down it today . A quick descent back to Newtown and home 16.2 miles with 1800ft of upness @14.8 mph considering the headwind and hills I'll take that .
I don’t think I’ve ever seen that road so devoid of traffic.