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Passo dello Stelvio – 3 ways

Passo dello Stelvio – 3 ways

This mountain has to be on the bucket list of all cyclists. It’s the highest road pass in Italy, standing proud at 2,758 metres. The Passo dello Stelvio needs very little introduction. It’s the stage you look out for in the Giro d’Italia and it’s […]

The definitive list of cycling climbs *in* Sheffield

The definitive list of cycling climbs *in* Sheffield

Following on from the list compiled of lesser know climbs around Sheffield, Colin Angus has been at it again with a new list of climbs *in* Sheffield! Sheffield is famously built on 7 hills so there was no shortage of options for this list! Importantly […]

25 overlooked cycling climbs in and around Sheffield

25 overlooked cycling climbs in and around Sheffield

I wanted to share this twitter thread talking about some of the best but overlooked hills in and around Sheffield that you can explore, especially while riding solo and staying close to home during this lockdown. This thread is an awesome compilation, some classics and […]

Roper Hill – Sheffield / Peak District UK

Roper Hill – Sheffield / Peak District UK

Roper Hill on the outskirts of Fullwood in Sheffield is the last hill on my regular commute home. This climb is always challenging but thankfully short. The climb offers great views over Sheffield and into the Peak District. KEY STATS Distance: 0.4 km Elev gain: 40m […]

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 […]