Posted on Dec 10, 2014 at 09:57 AM
A super tough climb that is just shy of a mile in length and with an average gradient of an unforgiving 11%. The climb itself zig zags up the woodland for a short distance before hitting a wall of over 15% gradient for half the climb. Traction over the upper sections can be an issue as the surface is loose in parts. A (Cat 4) climb with a very hard (BLACK) 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.
Distance: 1.4 km