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Riding up Mt Teide on my Brompton

I make no secret of the fact that I am a big fan of my Brompton Bicycle.  So I was delighted that this year, the family holiday destination was to be Tenerife (one of the Canary Islands).  Tenerife is also home to Mt Teide, the volcano made famous in cycling circles by the likes of Team Sky, Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and a whole host of other professional cycling teams who take advantage of the mountain’s altitude and the training possibilities that it provides.

I was fortunate enough to be staying on the north of the island in Puerto de la Cruz by the sea.  This meant that I had a 40km uphill ride from sea level to 2300 metres before free wheeling for another 40km downhill back to my hotel.

It goes without saying that my Brompton performed faultlessly.  This bike really can do it all.  This is link to my Stava file if you are interested.

And some photos to record the memories…..

Mt Teide – view from the plane
The start of my ride at sea level – Puerto de la Cruz
Mt Teide National Park
Views form 2300 metres above sea level

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