Norfolk isn't renowned for its hills. In fact, I don't think that there aren't any geographical ripples in the region that can be defined as hills. This makes it difficult for those of us who enjoy cycling uphill, but there are a few places where you can enjoy at least a few minutes of hard ascending.
One notable feature of North Norfolk is the ridge on the north coast, most pronounced between Overstrand, Cromer and Sheringham. In particular, Beacon Hill that runs out of West Runton (between Sheringham and Cromer) is quite a slog; here's a video I made of the climb:
In an effort to complete the 2013 Rapha Rising Challenge (on Strava) I decided to do two different types of riding. One involves riding up and down the north coast ridge as much as possible. The other is to go off-road in Bacton Woods (near North Walsham) which doesn't feature any long climbs, but has lots of steep trails.
Ride on 2013-07-19 04:49:08, at North Walsham
Gear: Ridley Noah
99km in 3:23:42
|Average speed||29.3 kmh|
|Max speed||61.9 kmh|
|Average heart rate||137 bpm|
|Average power||172 Watts|
|Elevation gain||1389 metres|
Here's my record of some Bacton Woods riding:
Ride on 2013-07-15 10:49:59, at North Walsham
Gear: Specialized Crux Elite
36km in 1:48:41
|Average speed||19.8 kmh|
|Max speed||52.6 kmh|
|Average heart rate||133 bpm|
|Average power||164 Watts|
|Elevation gain||693 metres|
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