July 2020 Strava Segment of the Month

For July, with the good news that the club has received confirmation we can continue with the SoTM challenge, we return to a shorter and punchier segment.

This month you start in the middle of Wherwell Village, as you approach from the East along the B3048, travelling Westbound past the war memorial on your left.

The road climbs gently and curves to the right along the High Street before you take a quick left-right past the White Lion Inn on your left, as the road kicks up steeply. Press on along the B3420 as you continue to climb towards the sharp right-hand hairpin that is the stand out feature of this half mile segment.

Take the hairpin cautiously, resisting the temptation to cut the corner and cross into oncoming traffic, as you pace your effort carefully, ahead of the final kick. The road continues to climb and then curves to the left, before emerging from the tree line as the gradient begins to level out.

The finish line beckons as you put in your best sprint effort, glancing across to the opposite side of the road to see the back of the triangular road sign that marks the segment end.

Please remember to stick to the current rules around social distancing and responsible riding.

The link to the segment is here: https://www.strava.com/segments/24667303