You definitely like a busy day in the saddle and you’re used to longer distances and challenging climbs. These routes will include some of the steepest and most challenging hills in the area, and on most routes we’re talking more than just one… If you’re anything like us, you won’t even attempt a conversation during these steep climbs. The overall length of a hard-climbing route may be as little as 30 miles / 50kms but other hard routes combining hill climbs and quick B roads may be longer, at around 50 miles / 80kms. There are even accompanied rides for those who want to work on their bike skills and learn from an expert (not me!).