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Malvern Mad Hatter Sportive

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Decided to do a last 100 mile run for this year.

A tour of the Malvern area in The Malvern Mad Hatter Sportive.

The route took us south out from Eastnor Castle to Newent back up to Upton upon Seven then Little Malven

before swinging round to Powick then round the other side of the Malvern to Knightwick.

The last leg went west the other side of Bromyard to Bishope's Frome before turning back

to Malvern with the final climb up Harcourt Road to West Malvern.

The last few miles were down hill to Colwall then back to Eastnor to finish.

The weather was better than expected cloudy some sun cool and to finish some rain.

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With three different distance routes a few hundred riders take to the roads.

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A few views looking across to the Malvern fromm the south.

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First feed stop 35 mile in.

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They were preparing for a Line Dance evening But didn't stay for that.

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Passing the end Of Dave & Judy Jones road but no time to stop for tea.

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Second stop 55 mile near Knightwick.

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Onward into hop Country.

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Third stop around 80 Miles it now starts raining.

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onward and upward the Malvern in the distance.

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A glimpse of whats to come.

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Now the climb of Harcourt road begins.

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Start to get steeper.

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A quick look back.

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There's the top.

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Look out from the top.

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Finish at last.

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All the early starter and shorter distance rider have left for home.

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Will have to give the bike a good clean again.

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A good day out inspite of the weather.

A rider on the road tells me I'm not the only rider in Saracen kit.

Well done to Speedy Kev.

Please post your days story.

 

 

 

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