a steady uphill bit near reading for training? or website?

weii Posts: 23
edited May 2011 in Road beginners
can anyone recommend any website where i can find a safe, long and steady bit of uphill for training? or any tip on somewhere near reading?

no, whitchurch hill is a bit too much for i.


  • ChrisSA
    ChrisSA Posts: 455
    Suggest trying the roads. Websites won't build muscles (well, some might :lol: ).

    Try Remenham hill near Henley, or the circuit that goes round Broadmoor Hospital in Crowthorne. Remenham may not be the safest, though I hear there is a better route nearby.

    There is also a steep hill on one of the roads outside of Marlow, that dives under the A404, then uphill.

    Is Whitchurch hill the one that goes from Pangbourne to Crays Pond?
  • P_Tucker
    P_Tucker Posts: 1,878
    Chinnor and particularly Stokenchurch are less than 20 miles away - ideal.
  • springtide9
    springtide9 Posts: 1,731
    You can use Strava to search for local climbs. And if you have a GPS bike computer, you can ride the climbs (or create your own) and race against either your own or other riders previous climbs.


    It's a bit US based at the moment (meaning most users appear to be in the US), but have found it pretty good. It's also free for 5 rides / month.