Still can't climb
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Limey in Taiwan
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I think it is a hard hill and i had an "oh crap" moment when i first saw it on the way back to london after a tiring ride. But it is just as steep going down before the climb being a down and up so if you charge down hard enough, you can actually get half way up before it becomes an effort, but that's not the spirit of the ride is it?
Anyway, if you ride in this area, I know a few hills that you might like and the areas around them since we are in rolling hills country.
Black lion hill and the shenley lane area. I ride back into london along this into borehamwood then barnet. it's a hard climb from borehamwood into barnet too. grinding rather than steep.
Watling street through radlett and into elstree. elstree is a nasty place to end up on the end of a long ride and your legs are dead.
Brockley hill from edgware. Nice way to get the lung going as you start a ride. you might want to go straight home after it.
Mill hill area, bittacy hill particularly
Esssendon hill and also west end lane into essendon from wildhill road
Carbone hill and the Northaw and new gate street area
Stanmore hill towards watford
st albans is on a steep hill and the high street is so steep i can barely walk up it. Bit dangerous though being a high street so i avoid.
Despite people saying london is flat, the area just outside to the north is ringed by short but sharp hills and they are unavoidable. not nice at the end of rides but embrace the pain.
let me know if you have difficulty finding these places on google maps.
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