Swain’s Lane

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Last summer I used to train on Highgate West Hill, adding some reps of that after riding Regent’s Park. Now Swain’s Lane is my new favourite hill in north London. 

It starts gradually, and you can big-ring it all the way to the cemetery gates, but then rounds a slight corner and kicks up, and the final gradient is severe. Today I did 4 reps, alternating seated and out of the saddle. 

Thanks to greenpiano1 for the above shot of the corner where it gets steep.

One Response to “Swain’s Lane”

  1. Hills of North London « Ironman365 April 23rd, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    […] the best for last, a left turn took me up Swain’s Lane. This is Al’s favourite hill in North London and – being the first attempt I’ve made on the bike – I’m inclined to […]

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