Archive for the ‘Hills’ tag
In a discussion in yesterday’s Guardian Bike Blog about car free cities, dan1973 used the single word ‘Sheffield’ to start a comment about the limitations of the idea.
That the car will always reign supreme in hilly places, is a popular misconception it seems to me. While it is true that some of the UK’s flat cities are also the places where there there is the highest concentration of cyclists, it is also true that Read the rest of this entry »
Recently Chris Rust pondered whether Alpine Road in Upperthorpe is a tougher climb that Hunter House Road in Hunters Bar. The answer is almost certainly Hunter House Road, as both have sections of 14% gradient, but Alpine Road is far shorter. Which led me to do some research more broadly. Hills with such steep inclines are relatively common in Sheffield – to date Walkley Lane is looking one of the toughest climbs in the city.
(Table shows distance, estimated cycling time and metres climbed in the right three columns)