This morning’s 46 km ride was another exploration of the hills of South Limburg to the south-west of Heerlen.

Camerig is a well known climb for cyclists and is often included in the route for the Amstel Gold Race.

It started as I left Epen and rises for a distance of 4.7 km.

Over this distance the elevation gain is 195 metres and the average gradient is 3.7%.

All of this amounts to one of the toughest ascents I have ever made on a bike and it really was a test of legs, heart & lungs.

Today’s featured image is from a point roughly half way up Camerig.

I had to pause here for a while to catch my breath and fuel myself with energy drink.

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