Women's Tour of Britain 2014: Stage 5

Location: Hitcham, Suffolk, United Kingdom

This was the fifth and final stage of the first ever Tour of Britain for women, and it was amazing to watch - especially on the QOM hill climb at Hitcham.

I took the video (below) around half-way up the second QOM climb of the day, at Hitcham in Suffolk. There was a breakaway of three, around ten seconds ahead of the peleton, and finally a small group around two minutes down.

Here is my ride whilst spectating the race, plus a bunch of miles to get home again:

And, a bit of narcissism! Here's another video, a short snippet (no sound) from ITV4 of the Hitcham QOM; you can see me, briefly, on the left side as the three leaders work their way up the climb:

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My name is John Swindells and I'm a keen recreational cyclist with a preference for long one-day rides. I've also previously dabbled in time trialling and cyclo-cross. See more of what I get up to on Strava!

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