Just in case last weekend actually turns out to be summer for 2013, I made one final ride video from last weekend, this one from the bank holiday Monday. This is a video I’ve been meaning to make for a while, but haven’t had a decent day for it.
This is one of my favourite rides – from Canwell, near Bassets Pole, to Hints, near Tamworth, along a very minor estate road. It runs through rolling countryside that’s great for walking, cycling and wildlife spotting.
The road is officially private, although all but about 400m of it appear to be covered by bridleways, The Heart of England Way and footpaths. You hardly ever see cars down here, and the hills and countryside are lovely. The lane reaches it’s lowest point where it crosses the Black or Bourne Brook via a ford and pedestrian footbridge. This was once the site of a mill and forge and has quite a history.
The video is double speed, and I top out at about 40mph on the last downhill. The music is Peter Gabriel’s ‘Hear that Voice Again’, which to me, is one of his finest moments.