Posted on Feb 25, 2015 at 15:09 PM
This climb provides a scenic gateway from Forest Hill Road to Marsden Gate. The climb itself has a few flat sections and slight down hills before the terrain becomes more challenging. With an average gradient of 2.5% don’t be fooled by the difficulty of this climb as the steepest sections provide a gradient of 14.2% to test the legs of any cyclist. The terrain throughout is good and mostly made up of farm track. Climb status very hard (Black).
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: 2.41 km