Britain's Top 10 Cycling Climbs

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by ianrauk, 13 Jul 2012.

  1. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti
    according to the Guardian.
    HERE

    How many of these has any of the esteemed CC membership done?
     
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  2. PaulSecteur

    PaulSecteur Specialized fanboy

    I have done none, but Jiggers bank is local-ish and sounds like fun.
     
  3. bizarre selection...I knew they were joking when I saw they had Streatley Hill in there. How can a climb of less than 1km make it into the UK's top ten..?
     
  4. Only the Tan Hill climb for me. It was on a bleak day into a headwind all the way, not what I would call hard but certainly a long slog. According to my garmin some sections were 16% not 12 as quoted.
     
  5. Globalti

    Globalti Legendary Member

    Why have they just quoted from Simon Warren's books? This looks like an infomercial to me.
     
  6. GrumpyGregry

    GrumpyGregry Here for rides.

    three or four, I'd have to double check my list at home.
     
  7. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    Only one of those but I have done it several times, Heol Senni also known as the Devils Elbow.

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    Bit of an odd list though No mention of Gospel Pass, Bwlch Mountain ,Rhigos Mountain,Abergwesyn Pass(Devils Staircase),Black Mountain Rd (The Cuckoo) and thats just some local ones I could think of.
     
  8. hoopdriver

    hoopdriver Veteran

    Location:
    East Sussex
    Hmmm...no Struggle to Kirkstone Pass? No Hard knot or Wrynose?
     
  9. There's a lot better further north than the Devil's Beeftub, I'm sure they could have found something if they wanted to.
     
  10. jdtate101

    jdtate101 Ex-Fatman

    Location:
    Boring Birmingham
    Done Jiggers bank. Not particularly hard, but a long and constant grade.
     
  11. Pennine-Paul

    Pennine-Paul Goth on a bike............

    Crown Point??? a climb of no notable interest at all
    There's far more scenic hill climbs round there than that one
     
  12. Rohloff_Brompton_Rider

    Rohloff_Brompton_Rider Formerly just_fixed

    crown point? hhmmm, obviously he hasn't done much riding around here. if he thinks that's nice then he's in for a some beauties if he expands his rides in the local area, i should know, i live 1 mile-ish from crown point rd.
     
  13. Hover Fly

    Hover Fly Lover of the bunny

    Possibly because the "article" is by Simon Warren and at the bottom there is a link to "100 Greatest Cycling Climbs" and its sequel by Simon Warren on the Guardian bookshop.
     
  14. Hover Fly

    Hover Fly Lover of the bunny

    What I want is the book "How to Avoid Silly Steep Hills on a Bicycle".
     
  15. Fab Foodie

    Fab Foodie hanging-on in quiet desperation ...

    From that list, Tan Hill straight after a fat-boy fry-up ... I like a handicap.
    Must go and do Streatley hill, it's close enough for an out and back blast.
     
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