Posted on Feb 24, 2015 at 14:53 PM
One of the toughest 0.4 miles of bridleway in the lower Calder Valley, this climb instantly receives a very hard (black) and (Cat 4) status. The climb is hidden and follows a narrow bridleway through woodland. The terrain is technical, unforgiving and super steep with an average gradient of 12.1% and a maximum of 14.7%. To make the climb even harder the lower section can often has a shallow stream running down it. Clear this climb without stopping and you have the right to brag to fellow riders.
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: 0.64 km