Then, it’s a sharp left turn, then up and over the canal, back under the viaduct and on the eastwards heading canal towpath.
After a mile, it’s time to turn off the towpath and head back up to Rodborough common. This climb is considerable, but well worth it, arriving at the top at Winstones Ice Cream Shop and factory. maybe a visit after your accomplishment.
Continuing up past the Bear Inn and onto Minchinhampton common. Now all that’s left is head back over the common to the finish.