Your biggest climb?

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by craven2354, 18 Aug 2012.

  1. craven2354

    craven2354 Well-Known Member

    I set off this morning to achieve this years goal a 33mile trip over holmfirth road and then back down the a6024 then onto the a628 'and back home I know it is a big hill but I have had this goal since January I got half way up holmfirth road when I just had to stop there was no way I would make it to the top after around 200ft and 5 more stops I decided to turn round as I wouldn't be able to climb it. According to my cyclemeter app I climbed around 680ft within one and a half miles and I just couldn't give any more

    I'm wondering what the biggest hill you have accomplished?
     
  2. rowdin

    rowdin Terence david

    Here in Colchester Essex, the only thing even close to a hill is riding over a drunk squady. :cycle: Shame though it would be nice to have a couple of nice hills to climb as i've never been over a big hill before.Well done for trying craven.
     
  3. I wish we could export a few.
    It is definitely an acquired skill. Well, I hope it can be acquired, 'cos I ain't quite got it yet.
    The climb out of Holmfirth over Woodhead will trouble some cars.
     
  4. Smokin Joe

    Smokin Joe Legendary Member

    I don't have a single route I use with less than 1000ft of climbing in 20 miles. The biggest single climb round here is around 1200ft.
     
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  5. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Well done for trying indeed. This is a ride I have never done, I somethimes do the run from Ashton over to Holmfirth then straight back as it is a straightforward steady climb in both directions but the climb over Holme Moss is almost legendary and although I have been tempted I have never made the effort to tackle it.

    I think you should concentrate on getting to Holmfirth and back before you consider taking on the Holme Moss 'lump'!
     
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    craven2354

    craven2354 Well-Known Member


    Holmfirth is on the other side of the hill I was climbing it was where I was going to turn :smile:
     
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  7. gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
    Manchester-Ish
    Holme moss is great Skol

    ;):biggrin:

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  8. oldfatfool

    oldfatfool Veteran

    5022 ft in 14 miles was the biggest single climb of the year for me,do I win??:tongue:
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  9. I like Skol

    I like Skol Hold my beer and watch this....

    Location:
    Ashton-under-Lyne
    Hi Craven, I guess the mileage you had planned meant you probably live somewhere close to me in Tameside? Your planned loop would involve 3 climbs, 1st from Greenfield over to Holmfirth then the killer climb over Holme Moss which drops you onto the Woodhead Rd so you can ride back through Tintwistle and Hollingworth to the foot of the final, smaller climb upto Mottram Cutting before finally dropping back down to Stalybridge.

    If you want to try again with company let me know and I'll try to join you, a week day would be especially good as I often work weekends. Just go for an out and back run to Holmfirth first without looping around over Holme Moss.
     
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    craven2354

    craven2354 Well-Known Member

    I live near tameside hospital and are you telling me after the climb past dovestones there is a bigger one on the other side? Haha
     
  11. Banjo

    Banjo Fuelled with Jelly Babies

    Location:
    South Wales
    From Port Talbot to the top of Bwlch Mountain is aboput 500 meters over 13 miles. Its quite a frustrating climb as it keeps dropping down a bit in the lower stages then about 4 miles from the top it gets steeper and goes into some big hairpin bends. Theres a flat mile or so across the top of the mountain ,feels like you are riding across the top of the world.

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  12. theFire

    theFire Über Member

    Location:
    Chessington
    My biggest climb was on holiday in Spain in June. And it was also my favourite ride to date! Even though I had to leave at 6am for it due to the heat :smile:

    6,605ft in 56.6mi. First half uphill and then the long rewarding down hill for the second half

    Didn't quite manage any KOMs though

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    craven2354

    craven2354 Well-Known Member

    Haha loving the sheep :smile:
     
  14. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    I have never been up Holme Moss, is it a steep one or a long drag?

    Mottram is barely a notable hill if its the road I am thinking off. I ride over Woodhead and back regular, just because its sort of lumpy but I can get it over and done with quickly without really pushing it.
     
  15. gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
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    Bit of both tbh rob

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