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Inkpen Hill (OC-25)

Inkpen, Berkshire, England

Loop - Hilly - New

Inkpen Hill, or more correctly Coombe Gibbet (Official Climbs #25), is a short steep climb in a sleepy corner of Berkshire. You can count the many thatched roofs during your ride along deserted country lanes, enjoying the blue skies and a fine summer's day. At the top of the hill, just visible directly ahead before you begin the final climb, is Coombe Gibbet, where the caged bodies of wrong-do'ers were hanged on public display, left to rot as a deterrent to others. Thankfully that gruesome practice finished in the early 19th century, and you have nothing to worry about in today's civilised English society as you struggle up the near-20% climb to return to your starting point.

33.28KM
DISTANCE
1:22:25
DURATION
369M
ELEVATION GAIN
297
TOUGHNESS