Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by ianrauk, 13 Jul 2012.
according to the Guardian.
How many of these has any of the esteemed CC membership done?
I have done none, but Jiggers bank is local-ish and sounds like fun.
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..?
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.
Why have they just quoted from Simon Warren's books? This looks like an infomercial to me.
three or four, I'd have to double check my list at home.
Only one of those but I have done it several times, Heol Senni also known as the Devils Elbow.
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.
Hmmm...no Struggle to Kirkstone Pass? No Hard knot or Wrynose?
There's a lot better further north than the Devil's Beeftub, I'm sure they could have found something if they wanted to.
Done Jiggers bank. Not particularly hard, but a long and constant grade.
Crown Point??? a climb of no notable interest at all
There's far more scenic hill climbs round there than that one
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.
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.
What I want is the book "How to Avoid Silly Steep Hills on a Bicycle".
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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