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Col d’Iseran – French Alps

Col d’Iseran – French Alps

As the highest pass (and second highest paved road) in the Alps, the 2,770m Col d’Iseran is on most cyclists bucket list of French cycling climbs. AT A GLANCE FACTS Length of climb: 16.3 km Start elevation: 1838m Summit elevation: 2770m Elevation gain: 924m Gradient (avg): […]

Cormet De Roselend via Col du Pré – French Alps

Cormet De Roselend via Col du Pré – French Alps

This climb for Stage 11 of the 2018 Tour de France from Albertville to La Rosière, is the first time the Col du Pré will feature in the Tour de France. The Pros may be going twice as fast as me, but this challenging climb […]

The Dale climb – Hathersage – Peak District

The Dale climb – Hathersage – Peak District

Heading out of Hathersage and up towards Stanage Edge and Sheffield this climb is as beautiful as it is challenging. This often neglected climb always rewards you with fantastic views of Stanage Edge and Burbage. KEY STATS Distance: 3.6 km Elev gain: 258 m Starting Elevation: 142 m Final Elevation: 400 m […]

Winnats pass – Peak District UK

Winnats pass – Peak District UK

This brute of a climb is a test of mental and physical strength. Key Stats Distance: 1.9km Elev gain: 208m Starting Elevation: 214m Final Elevation: 421m Avg Grade: 11% Max Grade: 28.9% Difficulty rating: 10/10 The Climb Riding out from Hathersage to Castleton lulls you […]

Monsal Head – Peak District UK

Monsal Head – Peak District UK

This beautiful climb up to Monsal Head takes you up to one of the most famous views in the Peak District, this is a short but challenging climb. KEY STATS Distance: 0.6km Elev gain: 61m Starting Elevation: 174m Final Elevation: 230m Avg Grade: 8.7% Max […]

Mam Nick hill climb – Peak District UK

Mam Nick hill climb – Peak District UK

One of my favourite hills and only a short ride out of Sheffield where I live, this hill is always challenging but worth it for the amazing scenery. Snowy Mam Nick photo credit: Simon Walkden. KEY STATS Distance:2.1 km Elev gain:201 m Starting Elevation:258 m Final Elevation:460 m Avg […]

Passo Giau – Italian Dolomites

Passo Giau – Italian Dolomites

A regular at the Giro d’Italia, and you can see why. This leg busting 9.7km climb tests the strongest riders. Key Stats Distance: 9.8 km Elev Gain: 922 m Starting elevation: 1314 m Final elevation: 2236 m Avg Grade: 9.1 % Max Grade: 16.2 % Difficulty Rating: 10 / 10 The Climb This […]