I speak from personal experience, once dragging the bike up into a headwind and overgeared 3925 the. We love to pack in as much stunning vibrancy into the beers as we can muster. The pass reaches an altitude of 393m or 1,281 feet. A very short walk to hard knott and border end walklakes.
To download an image of the elevation profile use the route profile tool. This category contains real life videos recorded in the united kingdom. Drivers unexpected battle with hardknott and wrynose pass lake. Unfortunately it does not offer much in the way of walking paths however for those who dont mind sharing the road. Two vehicles from duddon and furness mountain rescue team were dispatched to help the driver of a fiat 500 whose car had got stuck at approximately 7am. All orders are custom made and most ship worldwide within 24 hours. Each year 2500 cyclist ride the fred whitton cycle challenge in the english lake district.
Hardknott passwrynose pass 59km cycle route near boot. This particular segment challenge is for riders climbing hardknott pass. More features coming soon weather at point import gpx see elevation data for a region on the route. No wonder this is a sportive with one of the greatest reputations in uk. Jul 20, 2012 following simon warrens guide last week to britains top 10 cycle climbs, here he ups the ante with his top 10 toughest cycle climbs in britain know a good hill climb or cycling route.
In planning for my may trip i came across hardknott roman fort in my collins atlas. This hardknott s pass approach starts in hardknott. I had heard these names said in revered tones by some of my cycling friends and i thought, when in the lakes with a bike they really have to be done. Watch this space for an upandcoming development at hardknott. Apr 26, 2015 hardknott pass, filmed whilst taking part in the lakeland loop 2015. The hardknott pass vies with rosedale chimney in north yorkshire for the title of steepest road in england, with both achieving a gradient of 1 in 3 about 33%. Today i found all of the previous posts about hard knott pass. Ergvideo is a virtual training app for cyclists and triathletes using liveaction pointofview video, ideal for your smart trainer or any indoor cycle trainer. The inn has a good menu with cosy fires indoors to warm yourself. Sep 21, 2016 footagenarration of cycling up hardknott pass in the lake district, cumbria.
The king of climbs and arguably the hardest road in the land, the legendary hardknott pass is an amazing sliver of tarmac. Weve cataloged the top climbs, the toughest climbs, and the most spectacular. I was really pleased by how the bike and tkc 70 tyres handled the ruts, water and mud. The road bike used in the climbs in this feature was supplied by decathlon uk.
In terms of difficulty, it is slightly overshadowed by its more boisterous neighbour hardknott pass. It feels something of a cheat to climb hard knott from the top of the pass, but wainwright does suggest it in his southern fells book so were not going to argue. Apr 24, 2014 hardknott pass with miles in the legs. Cycling in the lake district will leave you breathless, be it the view or the steep hills you climb to reach such dizzying heights. Ongoing rides and misadventures in the uk and europe.
I created this video with the youtube video editor. I always wanted to ride the hard not pass so my partner took me up on the rainiest day of 2017 the road comditions were treacherous but there was so much traffic after we had completed 1 side of the path as we started our descent down we met 3 bikers who had all come off i was documenting our journey on my gopro and my partner also had his gopro onto the road also horrible but i love it so. On the road you will find the noteworthy woolpack inn which is a fine place to go for some refreshments after your walk. Theyre community curated and backed by strava activity data to help you choose the right roads and paths. Additionally, the cyclist that completes the most individual ascents of each climb will also win a pair of tickets. Hardknott pass iconic climbs cycling weekly youtube. All the info difficulty, distance, altitude gained, elevation, average grade youll need to climb hardknott pass east by bike. I got to that point where i was balanced on a notverymetaphorical knifeedge unable to push the pedals hard enough to progress and without enough room to weave across the road but not wanting to just keel over sideways as there was no chance of getting a foot. Hed got as far as elterwater, close to the start of wrynose, and had 20 minutes to reach his appointment. Wainwright and wordsworth were fans of the scenery although read more cycling in the lake district leave the big ring at home. Oh, and bring your walking shoes too, just in case. Wrynose pass then continues, taking the road to the langdale valley, and on to ambleside. Theres no easy route, no soft option its 112 miles or nothing. Footagenarration of cycling up hardknott pass in the lake district, cumbria.
In praise of britains two most outrageous roads wrynose. A very hilly bicycle ride on a mix of roads taking in skelwith bridge, elterwater, wrynose pass, hardknott pass, corney fell, broughton, kirkby moor, bandrake, gummers how and ambleside. The road continues over hardknott pass, whose 1 in 3 gradient is the steepest road in england, and goes on to eskdale. Mar 18, 2010 ive ridden it a couple of times once doing the fred whitton after the actual event but as a two day tour on my speedmachine. Originally built by the romans, it is one of the steepest roads in britain with an average gradient of 12% and a maximum. Hardknott west to east from ambleside towards eskdale. Ambleside hardknott and wrynose loop 71km cycle route near. I need to break through the muck on this one and ask for. Cycling hardknott pass is a difficult challenge and best done without luggage. First built in 2nd century by the romans, the pass is unbelievably tough from both directions. Team bkool cyclechat page 407 cyclechat cycling forum. The scenery is stunning, and as far as cycling climbs go that is not a long one. Below browse cycling climbs by name, state, region, country or area. The lake district has some of finest cycling routes in the country if not the world and to spend an entire day humping up and down just one of the passes is frankly insane.
This is a true challenge, not some jolly in nice country lanes. Phil rigbylake district icons by michaela robinsontate and phil rigby bergers first experience of driving over. Cycle to spectacular places in the isle of man telegraph see more. Cyclist on hardknott ramp highres stock photo getty images. Cycling famous climbs in the lake district fionaoutdoors. Driver navigates steep and narrow lanes in the lake district. Just to make it harder the fred whitton challenge means you will come to hardknott pass with 100 miles in your legs, and major lake district climbs already done. Britains top 10 toughest cycle climbs travel the guardian.
Britains greatest cycling climbs previous slide next slide 6 of 22 view all skip ad hardknott pass eskdale, cumbria the king of climbs where to find hardknott pass. Eurosports average man is digital editor tom bennett. Located in the heart of the lake district, the hardknott pass is one of the more taxing rides which is both down to the road and the amount of traffic you may find. Your browser does not currently recognize any of the video formats available. Starting from brotherilkled, the hard knott pass ascent is 2 km long. The daily distances are split so that the saturday is the longest day, but the most challenging climbing is on the sunday, with a fast and exhilarating descent down kirkstone pass to finish the day. A team of rescuers came to aid of a man whose car got stuck on ice at hardknott pass this morning. Guided road cycling weekend lake district classic passes. Hardknott pass 2012 dvd real life videoour real life video s are. Jun 01, 2014 the fastest male and female cyclists up each climb during the challenge period will win a pair of tickets to rapha tempest festival. Wrynose pass is one of the most spectacular climbs in england.
Cyclist recalls moment her brakes failed on hardknott pass descent during fred whitton challenge. Free cycling stock video footage 116 free downloads. Richard and i had been all around the lake district, to the northern, southern, eastern and western extremities, cycling past all of the lakes in. Driver faces near miss after failing to overtake cyclists. The comments on the pass range from its ok as long as youre sane to its wicked scary. Its located at the top of one of englands most dramatic valleys, and the bottom of one of its most exciting roads the hardknott pass. To climb from the east, begin at the warning sign at jubilee bridge. So when a trip to the lake district was suggested i found myself planning a bike ride via renowned passes such as hardknott, wrynose and whinlatter. To be honest though, the relative height of each pass was not foremost in my mind when there. If you have a good level of fitness then a 3430 combo will see you right. The truth about hard knott pass lake district message board. I wrote recently about my travels across one of the most testing of lakeland roads, the hardknott pass. Cycling hardknott pass and wrynose pass skyaboveus. We care about what we brew and our beers are brewed by a team that really cares about getting it right.
Climbshardknott britains greatest cycling climbs travel. If you do need to do a video or at least take plenty of pics. Stunning drone footage of views from kirkstone pass summit to ambleside in englands lake district. Hardknott pass in the english lake district is a cycling climb with a fearsome reputation. The steepness both up and down of hardknott pass fried the auto gearbox on my renault 5 years and years ago. Secondly, because the video kept freezing for minutes at a time and riders were constantly dropping in and out, perhaps to get their video feed sorted. United kingdom real life video for tacx, daum,videocycling. Timings for the fred whitton challenge announced the.
Discover beautiful landscapes with drone video and professional photos of. The hardknott pass also reaches an altitude of 393m according to the spot height on the os maps, but other sources suggest that at 1,291 feet, it is a full 10 feet higher than the wrynose pass. Harry berger can remember the first time he came over wrynose and hardknott, two passes into the eskdale valley in the lake district. Oct 04, 2006 cycling hardknott pass is a difficult challenge and best done without luggage.
Hardknott pass eskdale, cumbria the king of climbs where to find hardknott pass leave the a595 and head east towards eskdale. I always wanted to ride the hard not pass so my partner took me up on the. Tom bennett takes on an intense fitness programme designed by pro cyclist claire steels before tackling the. We went out to the lake district to have a crack at englands steepest climb 30% in some places hardknott pass. Inspired designs on tshirts, posters, stickers, home decor, and more by independent artists and designers from around the world.
Hardknott pass comes at the 100 mile mark and is claimed to be the steepest road in england with inclines of 2530%. Dash cam footage captures moment car rear ends driver following. Daytrippers in their cars take to the road just to see how steep it really is and for the ones who. The bleak and rugged hardknott pass, one of the steepest and most intimidating passes in the lake district, is accessed by a narrow winding road which has a gradient of 1 in 3. Tom bennett takes on an intense fitness programme designed by pro cyclist claire steels before tackling the steepest climb in england. The ascent begins immediately on a path above a small plantation with views to esk pike and bowfell at the head of eskdale. The climb is ranked number 2 in england and number 2886 in the world. It is still worth following his route as little has changed over the intervening years, and some of the perhaps modern shortcuts cross some very wet boggy areas. See the top 10 most challenging bike climbs, top 25 most scenic bike routes, and top. Hadrian in west cumbria driving the way madasafish.
Free cycling stock video footage licensed under creative commons, open source, and more. There is a singletrack motor road over the pass with gradients up to 1 in 4. I was whizzing up 20%30% grades without breaking a sweat. I didnt have any drops, but the bike needed a serious wash when home. You can find climbs listed by hardest fiets, elevation gained, highest peak, longest distance, and steepest grade. The route encompasses some stunning scenery as it rises to the summit at 1,291 feet. Segment details for official 100climbs no84 hardknott pass. Excellent stretch that is a real test of the lungs and legs. View route map, streetviews, images, slideshows, videos and more for this cycling route to the top of hardknott pass east, united kingdom. Route map for ambleside hardknott and wrynose loop a 70.
The small car park beside jubilee bridge at the foot of hardknott pass is the starting point for this walk. I speak from personal experience, once dragging the bike up into a headwind and overgeared 3925. Day nine dovera the hard bit in the middle boot hardknott pass wrynose pass hawkshead near sawry far sawry windermere bownessonwindermere. Coalition and sponsor with pride our local junior cycling program, team swift. Perhaps the prime minister and claimed cycling advocate should at least know that cycling on the pavement isnt specially illegal or wrong. The hardest cycling climbs in the lake district and england. Jul 15, 2014 hardknott pass is known as one of britains most challenging roads. This year saw a tweak to the route as the hq was moved from. The lake district offers many miles of fantastic road cycling and theres plenty more to choose from for riders in need of an extra loop or two. This can be a hard road to get right, in the summer this is a busy destination for walkers and bikers alike, which soon fill the roads up, but in winter the roads are treacherous, so time your drive right. Lake district ride 4 wrynose pass, hardknott pass, corney.
Make the most of your run or ride with strava routes. Can eurosports average man get fit enough in six weeks to climb hardknott pass. Hardknott serious about beer, contemporary brewers. Climbing hardknott pass east, united kingdom by bike. Eventually you come round a left hand corner and see a very steep slope in front of you. It felt good to take the adventure bike off road, with luggage on, and all of the practice with the smaller crf 250 rally paid off. East to west the approach from cockley beck bridge for about half a mile is mainly on the flat with a couple of blind corners. Hardknott pass carries the minor motor road between eskdale and the duddon valley. With a subscription, you access our library of cycling training videos of real races and training rides, with top riders and coaches, in iconic places like mont. The hardest cycling climbs in the world pjamm cycling.
I couldnt continue my blog without sharing some of the spectacular views that can be enjoyed at its highest point of 1289ft, views that would have been seen through the. Around 2500 participants will take part in the 20th edition of the fred whitton challenge charity cycle ride on sunday. But, from the east, its difficulty should never be underestimated. You gain 310 heightmeters, so the average gradient is 11. It is a 112 mile loop around the national park taking in all the major passes. Having good bike skills to balance when crawling along will also help. Doesnt matter if youre bike touring in europe, crossing the hardknott pass in uk or cycling the great mtb divide across usa, your routes will always be available to you in the app offline. The idiot inside my head choose the wheels, even though i have cramped every single time i have ridden hardknott in the fred, so fingers crossed. The steepness both up and down of hardknott pass fried the auto gearbox on my renault 5. Hardknott pass 2012 dvd real life videoour real life video s are created for indoortraining on your tacx vrtraine 8. We also have a number of video tutorials, an faq section and friendly forums.137 1452 1070 363 1157 1533 1593 1607 1404 627 1040 613 1631 254 1052 359 253 1252 444 721 326 856 345 924 685 688 1302 1123 1480 808 1044 1540 334 842 780 597 386 1234 1247 6 117 1428 758 110 1428