With its collection of short sharp ups and downs, mix of lanes, fields, fireroad and wooded tracks, there’s a bit of everything in this mid-Cotswolds treat. Once the steady drag to Horsley from Nailsworth’s honey hued enclave is dealt with, it’s not long before you’re entering the wooded delights of Kingscote via a gradual descent. Tracking along the valley bottom, the climbing begins again albeit gradually at first, before things get more severe to Kingscote. A stint on road soon carries you to National Trust country with some erratic contours before the stately historic calm of Newark Park. A spot of singletrack follows, then a fireroad blast to just west of Ozleworth Bottom. It’s on to Tresham’s idyllic valley climb from here as the route loops homewards. Skipping by the arboretum it’s time to pick up the Macmillan Way bound for Chavenage. After some field- edge hacking, Hazel Woods’ tricky drop is a fitting end to this achievable Killer.