Winnats Pass

Discussion in 'Bikes and Buying Advice - What Bike?' started by lifeson, 16 Jul 2007.

  1. lifeson

    lifeson New Member

    Not mine but a good one anyway
    I tried last weekend and couldnt manage it without stopping half way :eek: , but my excuse was no warm up - started from Castleton just down the road.
  2. TimO

    TimO Veteran

    I'm getting exhausted just watching it! I think they got the wrong idea, you're meant to film yourself woshing down hills, not dying going up them. :eek:

    Fair does though, they didn't wimp out and starting walking.

    It's interesting to note that you get the same sort of farkwits when cycling up a 1 in 5 in the middle the Peak District, that you get cycling through the middle of London.
  3. Charlotte_C+ :-)

    Charlotte_C+ :-) New Member

    Wow that looks a great challenge!! :laugh:

    but a painful one! :eek: :blush:
  4. Melvil

    Melvil Guest

    Whoa, that's some serious climbing there - good on 'em, though seemed to be too many cars around for my liking!
  5. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Moderator

    it's no picnic going down it believe me!
  6. Tim Bennet.

    Tim Bennet. Entirely Average Member

    S of Kendal
    If Winnats is too busy (most summer weekends), then taking the old Mam Tor road can be a very pleasant alternative. It's not only traffic free, but was built as a less steep variation to Winnats Pass for the stage coaches on the toll road.

    You will have hop off on a road bike a couple of times, but apart from that, it's all good tarmac.

    The circuit up Mam Tor and Down Winnats is great.
  7. longers

    longers Veteran

    They went up it better than me. Good video and good effort. There was more traffic than when I did it in March. It's a good road to Edale from the top of there too. ;)
  8. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Penarth, Wales
    10 out of 10 for effort, that seems to be one heck of a climb!!!!
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