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Calderdale Off Road Climb 47

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 14:07 PM by andy.geall79

Ripponden Wood

This is little gem for those who like an extremely hard climb, with an average gradient of 12.9% and a max of 13.4% this climb is super steep covering only 0.3 miles. The climb begins on
the access road before heading up a narrow bridleway with hidden obstacles. In the wet clearing the second part of this climb will be extremely difficult. Climb status very hard (Black).

Climb Status

Very Hard – Black

Very Hard climbs will always feature a very steep gradient between 10 and 15% or feature technical terrain that requires a high level of skill to negotiate. This type of climb is a real challenge for anyone and a number of elements come into play on this type of climb. Having a bike that suits you with a good range of gears, health and general cycling fitness are all important to successfully complete a very hard – black climb.

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Calderdale Off Road Climb 46

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 13:52 PM by andy.geall79

Kebroyd to Clapgate Lane

This climb provides a link from the permissive bridleway in the Ripponden Valley to Mill Bank. The first part of the climb is on the road until you merge onto a track for a short section before heading downhill through the woodland. There is nothing technical on this climb but it is steep with a max gradient of 9.2%. Climb status hard (red).

Climb Status

Hard – Red

Hard climbs will feature a constant level of difficulty or feature a technically difficult section. Climbs of this nature are likely to feature terrain with a gradient between 5 and 10%. This type of climb will really challenge new cyclists and require regular cyclists to increase their efforts to successfully complete this type of climb. The majority of the climbs in the Calderdale area are hard – Red.

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Calderdale Off Road Climb 45

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 13:09 PM by andy.geall79

Siddal Top

To get to the start of Siddal Top you will have more than likely climbed Whitegate or Phoebe Lane to reach this point. This climb starts off fairly easy passing behind two old mill towers before forking left onto a bridleway. The climb takes a further sharp left turn and the gradient and the terrain become more challenging. The profile covers 0.7 miles with an 8.4% average gradient and 12.2% maximum gradient. The upper sections of this climb in the wet will become much more difficult to ride. Climb status hard (Red) and (Cat 4).

Climb Status

Hard – Red

Hard climbs will feature a constant level of difficulty or feature a technically difficult section. Climbs of this nature are likely to feature terrain with a gradient between 5 and 10%. This type of climb will really challenge new cyclists and require regular cyclists to increase their efforts to successfully complete this type of climb. The majority of the climbs in the Calderdale area are hard – Red.

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Off Road Climb 44

Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 12:12 PM by andy.geall79

River Ryburn to Rochdale Road

This climb runs parallel with the River Ryburn before featuring a steep surprise near the end. The first part of the climb is easy and the gradient kicks up after the hairpin bend onto a rutted trail before entering a super steep rock garden. If you clear this in the dry be proud of your achievement, and in the wet it is best considered as almost impossible. The profile covers 0.8miles with the first 0.6miles being easy and the last 0.2 being extremely hard. With an average gradient of 5.3% and a maximum gradient of 12.5% this climb receives a hard (red) status.

Climb Status

Hard – Red

Hard climbs will feature a constant level of difficulty or feature a technically difficult section. Climbs of this nature are likely to feature terrain with a gradient between 5 and 10%. This type of climb will really challenge new cyclists and require regular cyclists to increase their efforts to successfully complete this type of climb. The majority of the climbs in the Calderdale area are hard – Red.

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Calderdale Off Road Climb 43

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 15:13 PM by andy.geall79

Heys Lane to Cliffe Lane – Ripponden

This climb has a slight fall at the start down to a stream crossing making it easier to find from the valley floor at Rishworth. The profile on this climb is deceptive covering 0.7 miles with a 1.7% gradient and the steepest sections featuring a 5.8% gradient. This climb is much easier in the dry and throughout the summer than in the winter months when the bridleway becomes muddy and full of puddles. Climb status due to the mass change in conditions is challenging (Blue).

Climb Status

Challenging – Blue

Challenging climbs are likely to feature an average gradient between 3 and 5% and can feature some technical difficulty. These climbs are ideal for people who have a good level of fitness and want to improve their ability to climb and feel a sense of achievement.

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Calderdale Off Road Climb 40

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 14:53 PM by andy.geall79

Hollas Bridge to Norland Town

One of the toughest 0.4 miles of bridleway in the lower Calder Valley, this climb instantly receives a very hard (black) and (Cat 4) status. The climb is hidden and follows a narrow bridleway through woodland. The terrain is technical, unforgiving and super steep with an average gradient of 12.1% and a maximum of 14.7%. To make the climb even harder the lower section can often has a shallow stream running down it. Clear this climb without stopping and you have the right to brag to fellow riders.

Climb Status

Very Hard – Black

Very Hard climbs will always feature a very steep gradient between 10 and 15% or feature technical terrain that requires a high level of skill to negotiate. This type of climb is a real challenge for anyone and a number of elements come into play on this type of climb. Having a bike that suits you with a good range of gears, health and general cycling fitness are all important to successfully complete a very hard – black climb.

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Calderdale Off Road Climb 39

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 14:13 PM by andy.geall79

North Dean Woods Long – Copley

The second instalment in the North Dean Woods climbs, this climb follows the same bridleway up through the woodland with an added section linking Norland. Once you have rolled over the river bridge the climb ramps up and the surface can be loose in parts. The first section is the most difficult and the climb has a few nasty kicks to challenge the strongest riders. Once you have made it to the hairpin turn left the climb is much easier up to the cross roads. At the cross roads take a right and climb steadily to you reach the road. The profile of this climb covers 1.2 miles has an average gradient of 6.9% and maximum gradient of approximately 14%. Climb status hard (Red) and (Cat 4).

Climb Status

Hard – Red

Hard climbs will feature a constant level of difficulty or feature a technically difficult section. Climbs of this nature are likely to feature terrain with a gradient between 5 and 10%. This type of climb will really challenge new cyclists and require regular cyclists to increase their efforts to successfully complete this type of climb. The majority of the climbs in the Calderdale area are hard – Red.

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Calderdale Off Road Climb 37

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 13:40 PM by andy.geall79

Stubbing Wood – Barkisland

This is a really enjoyable climb in summer for those who like going uphill and an absolute slog in parts during the winter. The profile of the climb covers 0.6 miles with an average gradient of 5.2% and a maximum gradient of 11.3%. There are no technical sections throughout but the change in surface grade it with a hard (Red) status.

Climb Status

Hard – Red

Hard climbs will feature a constant level of difficulty or feature a technically difficult section. Climbs of this nature are likely to feature terrain with a gradient between 5 and 10%. This type of climb will really challenge new cyclists and require regular cyclists to increase their efforts to successfully complete this type of climb. The majority of the climbs in the Calderdale area are hard – Red.

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Calderdale Off Road Climb 36

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 13:27 PM by andy.geall79

The Deer Park South – Stainland

The more difficult climb in the Deer Park this climb is a real mixed bag with a rock garden to negotiate immediately followed by a brief rest bite and onto an unmade track. This section in the summer months is hard work but can be ridden, the winter months present a different challenge with a muddy final section. The profile only covers 0.4 miles but with an average gradient of 9.4% and a maximum gradient of 10.7% this is an extremely tough climb. Climb status very hard (Black).

Climb Status

Very Hard – Black

Very Hard climbs will always feature a very steep gradient between 10 and 15% or feature technical terrain that requires a high level of skill to negotiate. This type of climb is a real challenge for anyone and a number of elements come into play on this type of climb. Having a bike that suits you with a good range of gears, health and general cycling fitness are all important to successfully complete a very hard – black climb.

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Calderdale Off Road Climb 35

Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 12:46 PM by andy.geall79

The Deer Park North – Stainland

The Deer Park if you ride the North side you will ride the South side and vice versa. This is a reasonably steady climb in mountain biking terms with a 3.6% average gradient and a maximum gradient of 5.4% over 0.6 miles. The terrain has the odd technical obstacle at the start and becomes more difficult as the gradient ramps up towards the end of the climb. Climb status challenging (blue).

Climb Status

Challenging – Blue

Challenging climbs are likely to feature an average gradient between 3 and 5% and can feature some technical difficulty. These climbs are ideal for people who have a good level of fitness and want to improve their ability to climb and feel a sense of achievement.

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