Posted on Feb 23, 2015 at 14:13 PM
One of the most popular ways to start a mountain bike ride from the outskirts of Hebden Bridge is through Hardcastle Crags. This is a simple climb that purely uses the farm track access roads (bridleways). The gradient is reasonably kind at an average of 6.9% however the climb kicks off the hairpin bend to its steepest point to a tough 12.4% gradient. Climb status is hard (Red) and (Cat 4).
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.
Distance: 1.44 km