Needing to get some hills into my legs I rashly attempted a loop spotted on ridewithGPS : Croydon Hill on the edge of Exmoor http://ridewithgps.com/trips/1957646. Bar ends and city tyres fitted on the MTB came into their own. But a short cut was needed with an hour under my belt and a deadline to wave my daughter off for Uni beckoning. The shortcut proved to be 1000ft climbing in just a few miles: a killer! Still I totted (not tottered thank you iPhone) up 2500 feet climbing in 32 miles and feel a little better about my 1st and 2nd Lon las days which are looking more than a little challenging. Day 1 is 60 miles with about 5000 ft climbing. I will post on the route plans shortly.