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Highest Roads and Road Passes

rhnbrhnb Posts: 324
Just came across this interesting site...

http://www.hodology.com/

It includes "A compendium of High Roads and Road Passes in Great Britain."

Click the 'Highest Roads' link and there's a couple of PDF files listing 145 of them (some with pictures). Must dig out a picture of Honister, Newlands and Whinlatter for him.

Well, it's something to read while the wind batters the rain against the window :-(

Cheeers... Allan.
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  • bahzobbahzob Posts: 2,195
    Thanks v much for this. (just one glitch though, clicking second link get message to say file corrupted, sent email to notify owner of this).
    Martin S. Newbury RC
  • bahzobbahzob Posts: 2,195
    PS got very quick reply back to say that second file will be updated in a few days with extra pictures. In meantime right click and save target as works fine if you experience browser problems.
    Martin S. Newbury RC
  • vermootenvermooten Posts: 2,697
    wow what a great book
    You just have to ride like you never have to breathe again.

    Manchester Wheelers
  • rhnbrhnb Posts: 324
    Yes, it's good isn't it. I don't know of anything else like that around.

    I sent the guy some pics last night of Honister, Newlands, Whinlatter, Wall End and a few other bits and bobs so hopefully he'll include one or two.

    Be great if he keeps adding to it.

    He sent me a message saying that he's working on a route which he reckons has the most climbing in 50-60 miles in the UK. Can't wait to see where that is.
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    rhnb wrote:
    He sent me a message saying that he's working on a route which he reckons has the most climbing in 50-60 miles in the UK. Can't wait to see where that is.

    Well Allan, I can't wait to see that!....He will have to go some to be that one we did in the Lakes this April.......

    Grasmere - Ambleside - 'The Struggle' - Hawkshead Hill - Tarn How -Torver - Steep 25%censored over to Broughton Mills - Stickle Pike 20% - Birker Fell 25% to start with - Hardknott West (yuck!) - Wrynose West - Blea Tarn (20%) - Red Bank (20%)....Grasmere.

    near 3000meters climbing in just 60miles....cannot think off a more hilly one...this was one killer straight after another....let me know mate...
  • Ken NightKen Night Posts: 2,005
    Fantastic and fascinating

    When I were nobbut a lad, there was a publication of “Hard Rock” a selection of iconic hard routes Many climbers in those days went all over ticking them off.

    I predict the same for cyclists and these Pdfs-starting here
    “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best..." Ernest Hemingway
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Excellent - I can tick off no. 3 - the Corrieyairack Pass. There's a wonderful mountain bike/duathlon event that goes over it in July each year - the Corrieyairack Challenge. I wouldn't fancy riding it east-to-west though - the ascent would be pretty unrideable in sections as it is today, and the descent would be fast and very scary!
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • DaSyDaSy Posts: 599
    What a great find, thanks for the pointer to this rhnb.

    I will no doubt be looking to tick a few of these off very soon, I'm starting to mark off the ones I've ridden already.
    Complicating matters since 1965
  • rhnbrhnb Posts: 324
    If you like 'ticking things off '(and manage to get abroad occasionally - though there are some in the UK) this site is quite fun...

    http://www.challenge-big.eu/

    Not sure how they go about picking the '1000' climbs they chose, but there's a fair selection there. There's some very impressive scores in there - don't these people work? :wink: I've only managed to tick off 25 so far.
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  • bahzobbahzob Posts: 2,195
    rhnb wrote:
    If you like 'ticking things off '(and manage to get abroad occasionally - though there are some in the UK) this site is quite fun...

    http://www.challenge-big.eu/

    Not sure how they go about picking the '1000' climbs they chose, but there's a fair selection there. There's some very impressive scores in there - don't these people work? :wink: I've only managed to tick off 25 so far.

    Thanks also for this link..pefect for sad gits like me who keep a record of every climb they have made....and something to plan for next year...
    Martin S. Newbury RC
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    rhnb wrote:

    That's a brilliant link. My wife will be overjoyed when I show her just how many climbs I have left to conquer :D
  • rhnbrhnb Posts: 324
    Well I know that the guys who run the B.I.G site at...

    http://www.challenge-big.eu/

    are keen to get more 'Brits' on the list, so why not sign up and lets see if we can put 'England' on the map.

    Have to go some to beat this chap though - take a look at his 'score'...
    http://www.challenge-big.eu/member/bigs-155.htm
    and look how many he's done this year alone!
    Wonder if he takes his wife? :wink:
    Perhaps if he frequents this forum (though I can't see how he'd have time!) he could let us know.

    Still, only 433 to go and I've equalled him! :( Shame I didn't spot this site 30 years ago. Did they have the interweb then?

    Where's Richyboy? He must have a fair few of these.

    Cheeers... Allan.
    ~~~
    http://www.bikeit.eclipse.co.uk
    Cycle tour reports and the home of \'Cycling Before Lycra\'
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Do Brits=England these days? :wink:
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • rhnbrhnb Posts: 324
    Whoops! I'll get my coat :oops:
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,692
    rhnb wrote:
    Well I know that the guys who run the B.I.G site at...

    http://www.challenge-big.eu/

    are keen to get more 'Brits' on the list, so why not sign up and lets see if we can put 'England' on the map.

    Have to go some to beat this chap though - take a look at his 'score'...
    http://www.challenge-big.eu/member/bigs-155.htm
    and look how many he's done this year alone!
    Wonder if he takes his wife? :wink:
    Perhaps if he frequents this forum (though I can't see how he'd have time!) he could let us know.

    Still, only 433 to go and I've equalled him! :( Shame I didn't spot this site 30 years ago. Did they have the interweb then?

    Where's Richyboy? He must have a fair few of these.

    Cheeers... Allan.

    Just did it...I clocked up a whopping 36 Bigs......as always we all know tougher climbs than some what are listed...its you Donald Duck if you so happen to have ridden there choices....I'm gonna just keep on updating this from now on.....but its sobering when you see what you haven't done!
  • DaveyLDaveyL Posts: 5,167
    Yes, odd that Cheddar Gorge is on there but the Cat & Fiddle isn't, for example.
    Le Blaireau (1)
  • Ken NightKen Night Posts: 2,005
    Ken Night wrote:
    Fantastic and fascinating

    When I were nobbut a lad, there was a publication of “Hard Rock” a selection of iconic hard routes Many climbers in those days went all over ticking them off.

    I predict the same for cyclists and these Pdfs-starting here

    And I've already spent most of the morning, ticking and checking (some are called by two or more names-ie Sa Collobra) to reach 55 BIGS

    I've about a dozen to check, and I'm already enthused for next year. Italy here I come
    “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best..." Ernest Hemingway
  • i don't know how well this is referenced by people on here, but it might be of use?

    http://www.climbbybike.com/


    not always the easiest to navigate, but has a good range of distances for climbs etc.
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