Posted on Dec 30, 2014 at 10:00 AM
If you are visiting the area by car this is a good place to park and ride with a few mountain bike options on offer. This climb starts from the reservoir wall and climbs up a wide path best described as a path of ruts. The ruts can be avoided up to the first gate but you are pretty much forced to tackle them for the rest of the climb.Surface water can also be a regular feature but doesn’t make the clear much more difficult, the wind in contrast can make progress slow on this exposed climb. The profile of this climb covers 1.2 miles with an average gradient of 5.6% and a maximum gradient of 8.3%. Climb status is challenging (Blue) and (Cat 4).
Challenging – Blue
Challenging climbs are likely to feature an average gradient between 3 and 5% and can feature some technical difficulty. These climbs are ideal for people who have a good level of fitness and want to improve their ability to climb and feel a sense of achievement.
Distance: 1.9 km