Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 10:48 AM
A big (Cat 3) climb with an average gradient of 8.5% featuring a maximum gradient of 14.2%. The climb starts on the steep Inchcliffe road in Walsden before merging onto farms tracks and technical sections of bridleway. The final part of the climb will be a scramble for all riders but well worth it providing access to Long Causeway and the bridleway network above Watergrove reservoir. This 2.1 mile climb has 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: 3.38 km