Conquering Hermit Hill

Ah Hermit Hill, the climb on the Reading Road between Burghfield and.. er, Reading. My nemesis so far in training has been beaten. Managed to do it twice today, it was the sole goal of today’s eight mile rideout after a relatively painless 21 miles yesterday. I’ve done the hill on a few occasions, first time on my old bike – a very heavy number I’ve had since a teenage – when I managed to get halfway up before giving up. The last few times I’ve got to the top but been on the verge of throwing up. Yesterday I … Continue reading Conquering Hermit Hill