Lunchtime ride on a Brompton

The Brompton seems ideal for making the best use of my lunch break.    Normally I go for a walk but the Brompton means I can go a lot further and see a lot more.

Today I did a circuit along the lanes behind Norton Fitzwarren via Allerford Crossing.

This is a large gravel storage area

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A bit further along the lane – this is near the top of a rise and there was some sort of even on with large marquees.  This is near the point where the West Somerset Railway links with the Main Line.

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About half way round is the Victory Level Crossing at Allerford, with the Allerford Inn in the background

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The 3 speed hub gear on this hire bike seemed to cope OK with Shutewater Hill, which is pretty steep.    I think when I get round to ordering a Brompton I might go with the 6 speed model (3 hub + 2 dérailleur combo gives 6 speeds).  This would help with some of the local hills such as Blagdon Hill (Blackdowns) and Buncombe Hill (Quantocks) which are both real killers!

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