An up­hill bat­tle Ride Bri­tain’s best hill

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If you can think of a more fun short stretch of tar­mac, we’d like to hear from you – don’t for­get there’s a free MCN T-shirt for any­one who has a route pub­lished in the pa­per.

Zig Zag Hill is a stretch of road be­tween Tol­lard Royal and Cann Com­mon that’s less than a mile in length but still packs in five hair­pins and an­other four or five bends of vary­ing fe­roc­ity. You have to fo­cus, es­pe­cially when go­ing down it as it’s quite easy for the bike to gather mo­men­tum faster than you are ex­pect­ing, lead­ing to a bit of a scare when one of the many switch­backs looms. This, com­bined with a patchy sur­face, makes the hill quite a chal­lenge. Car driv­ers also like to try and test their skills against Zig Zag Hill, while lor­ries of­ten end up cross­ing the cen­tre of the road. How­ever, don’t let these ob­sta­cles put you off as it’s a unique and ex­hil­a­rat­ing sec­tion of the UK’S tar­mac and one that is worth rid­ing. Take it easy on your first pass be­fore you even con­sider build­ing speed. Once you have be­come ei­ther dizzy or tired of Zig Zag Hill con­tinue on the route. Who says road builders have no sense of fun?

Know of a bet­ter short stretch of bik­ing road than this one?

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