Retired ~ Bel Royal TT
This course was last used in the late 90's. Due to traffic build up, it was deemed that evening time trials, big fields and commuters on a twisting valley road, are not conducive to cyclist's/motorist's continued harmony. But it makes a great training session as part of an after work ride home.
The start is opposite Clos du Val, the first set of houses on the right, after Bel Royal School. From there it's straight up the valley, heading for the War Tunnels. With Tesson Mill on your left, keep going up the valley towards the quarry. Start the climb and keep pushing all the way to the left hander, keeping the gear going as the corner steepens, then flattens out.
At the top of the climb, take the right fork and continue for a 100 metres, until you get to the cottages on the right and the adjoining road. This is the turn point, as the road widens out safely enough to do a complete 180. If you get to the main road, you've gone too far!
Once turned around, just click it up through the gears and enjoy the free-fall back to the coast. When you get to Clos du Val again, it's game over and slip in to cool down mode.
Patrick Shoes ~ Whatever happened to them?
& Giant's first carbon bike the Cadex