Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 13:31 PM
A climb that starts steady on the flat lands of the reservoir wall before gradually becoming more difficult. Once you make the hairpin turn the climb is super steep and the surface is challenging. It is worth stopping at the top to admire the spectacular views over Worsthorne Moor. The profile of the climb covers 1.2 miles and an elevation gain of 376ft over an average gradient of 7.5%. The steep sections feature a 13.1% maximum gradient giving this climb a very hard (Black) and (Cat 4) 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: 1.93 km