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Old 06-06-22, 11:39 AM
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Iíve signed up for my first double for October and I have a question. In the course description it states a certain number of climbs being Cat 3 or 4, what does that mean ?
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I’ve signed up for my first double for October and I have a question. In the course description it states a certain number of climbs being Cat 3 or 4, what does that mean ?
It's a rating of how hard the climbs are.

https://velovation.co.uk/climb-categorisation/

Unfortunately, it's not standardized. It appears to be a bit like ski run classifications.
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I like the story with the older model Citroen. If that old Citroen could make it up the hill in 4th gear, it was a category 4 climb. If it stalled out in fourth but you could get a run at it and climb the hill in 3rd gear, it was a cat 3 climb, and so forth. If the car couldn't make it up the hill in first gear without stalling out, it was HC (above category or, in French, Hors Categorie).
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It means you are going to suffer your ass off...have fun...I love climbing hope you do too
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