Great Dun Fell

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Start and finish Penrith.

42 miles.

Accent 3523 feet

A tootle along quiet lanes in the Eden valley a haven for road cyclists. Leaving Eamont bridge and heading towards Temple Sowerby the main distraction a herd of Herdwicks galloping along the road between fields.

Foxgloves glinting with shades of pink on a warm and windy summers day.

Cycling along the old A66 through the pretty village of Temple Sowerby, past the old pub sitting on the green and on towards the start of this iconic Lakeland ride at the village of Knock.

Great Dun Fell,  the greatest hill climb for a road cyclist in England, the Mont Ventoux with gradients of an average 9% to max 20% a catergorie 2 climb and one I can see from my bedroom window.

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